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“BIG BIG LOVE”
WRITTEN BY DIANE WARREN RECEIVES ASTOUNDING RESPONSE FROM AROUND THE WORLD
WATCH THE “IF U GO” LYRIC VIDEO HERE
U.S. HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS JULY 1
High Res EP Cover Artwork Available Here
“In retrospect she was way ahead of her time … trends in self affirmation, and this is something she was doing 40 years ago… there was a fearlessness to what they were doing and she ruled in a space that was otherwise dominated by men… this just feels like such a perfect time for her to return and slip right back into the conversation” — NPR
Carlisle is enjoying the freedom of creativity at this point in her life.” - American Songwriter
“Carlisle exudes a great deal of energy and charm in her delivery of ‘Big Big Love,’ where she allows her harking, crystalline to shine.” - Digital Journal
“At each turn, her vocals are sharp and characterful” - The Guardian
“Belinda Carlisle is back!… sees her upbeat tune ‘Big Big Love’ from Cher's Oscar-winning songwriter Diane Warren climb the charts” - Daily Mail
New York, NY (May 12, 2023) - Belinda Carlisle, today releases her brand new five track Kismet EP, featuring the single “Big Big Love,” which marks the pop icon’s first new English language studio recording since 1997 and the triumphant reunion with the incomparable songwriter Diane Warren.
Produced by Mati Gavriel, Kismet, is released on Warren’s label imprint RAF through BMG and in addition to “Big Big Love” features the brand new tracks, “If U Go” (the EP’s focus track), “Deeper Into You,” “I Couldn’t Do That To Me,” and “Sanity”.
Kismet is available now on CD and across all streaming platforms/digital services.
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Currently celebrating more than 35 years as a solo performer with her critically acclaimed Decades tour, the release of “Big Big Love” has received rousing acclaim from fans, media, music industry insiders and tastemakers around the globe.
With a great vocal performance, driving synths and an amazing hook, “Big Big Love” was the number one most played record on the BBC R2 network for three weeks as it launched straight to A-list rotation / Record of the Week status and stayed there for five weeks!
Watch the official “Big Big Love” music video HERE
Watch the “IF U GO” lyric Video HERE
Discussing working with Belinda Carlisle again Diane Warren commented, “I'm so excited for everyone to hear Belinda’s new record. She’s never sounded better. It's so great to be working together again after all these years. From “I Get Weak” and now to “Big Big Love,” a new chapter has begun. I can't wait for everyone to hear these new hits!”
Belinda and Diane first collaborated in 1987 for Belinda’s second solo album Heaven on Earth, which featured the Diane Warren penned songs, “I Get Weak” and “World Without You,” and also the anthemic, “Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” the track that shot to the top of the charts all over the world and established Belinda Carlisle as a global star.
In addition to Belinda’s new solo outings, she has also recently recorded another Diane Warren track – “Gonna Be You” which is featured in the movie 80 For Brady. This song saw Belinda team up with Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry - a line-up of female icons for the ages.
Discussing working with Diane Warren, Belinda Carlisle commented, “Twenty-seven years on from making my last English language pop record I really wasn’t thinking I would ever make one again…… and I was quite happy with that idea. Then a chance encounter in a coffee shop led me back to the wonderful Diane Warren and she gave me the incredible gift of this song and the other songs on my new EP.”
Carlisle goes on to add, “Diane’s songwriting is both a joy and mystery to me. She makes it look so easy, where I imagine it must be unbelievably hard, to do what she does so amazingly well over so many years and so many records. I can’t thank her enough for writing this music for me and I only hope everyone else loves it as much as I do.”
Kismet EP Tracklisting
Big Big Love
If U Go
Deeper Into You
I Couldn’t Do That To Me
*All words and music by Diane Warren
Kismet is currently available for pre-order on CD as well as orchid colored vinyl and will be released August 25 via Belinda's D2C store HERE.
L-R: Diane Warren and Belinda Carlisle
Photo credit: Joe Poindexter
High Res Version Available HERE
Belinda Carlisle Decades Tour Dates
July 1 - Fred Amphitheatre / Peachtree City, GA
July 4 - TBA
July 6 - Stephanie H Weill PAC / Sheboygan, WI
July 9 - North Shore Center for the Performing Arts / Skokie, IL
July 11 - The Rose Music Center at The Heights -/ Huber Heights, OH
July 14 - Melody Tent / Cape Cod, MA
July 15 - South Shore Music Circus / Cohasset, MA
July 17 - Sony Hall / New York, NY
July 18 - NYCB Theatre at Westbury / Westbury, NY
August 18 - Blue Note Summer Sessions / Napa, CA
August 20 - August Hall / San Francisco, CA
August 22 - House of Blues Las Vegas / Las Vegas, NV
August 24 - Libbey Bowl / Ojai, CA
August 26 - Honda Center / Anaheim, CA
August 27 - Greek Theatre / Los Angeles, CA
For more tour info click HERE
Photo Credit: Nick Spanos
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From her first foray into the music business, with the LA based, punk-influenced band the Go-Go’s in 1978, and then as a phenomenally successful solo artist, Belinda Carlisle has delivered a string of classic pop hits that have become the soundtrack of a generation. Live tours and an enduring appeal have ensured that Carlisle remains at the top of her game and enjoys continued and growing success more than forty years later.
The release of Kismet marks yet another great chapter in the career of one of the world’s most successful solo recording artists.
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