Belinda Carlisle | Belinda Carlisle can’t listen to her own music
Belinda Carlisle never listens to her own music.
The pop icon – whose worldwide hits include “Heaven Is a Place on Earth”, “Leave a Light On” and “(We Want) The Same Thing” – admits she avoids her own songs and will not revisit her songs. pieces only if it is preparing for a tour and must have the right arrangements and the right melodies.
Explaining the extent of her avoidance, Belinda hasn’t listened to her first solo album, “Belinda” from 1986, for 20 years.
She said, “I just don’t listen to my music. I do it when I have to work, and review the tunes and everything, but I haven’t listened to this album in over 20 years.”
The former Go-Go singer admits there are records she can’t stand listening to because she was having such a bad time in her personal life.
Belinda, 62, admits that her sixth studio LP, “A Woman and a Man”, is hard for her to hear because she recorded it and she was “addicted to it”.
In an interview with Classic Pop magazine, the ‘Summer Rain’ singer – who abstained in 2005 – said, “This album is terrible, I was addicted to it. I think there is some decent songs, but for the most part it’s not that good.
“I can’t listen to this album. But when I say that in interviews, the fans say to me, ‘What are you talking about? It’s a great album.’ Well, whatever … but I don’t think so.
“I wasn’t as present as I should have been and I think it shows. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t have the final say on what was going to happen on a album.
“If I could have done something different I would have been more present, I would not have been drugged and I would have stepped on what I wanted to sing, not what someone else wanted that I sing. Because that’s what I ended up doing because I was in such a bad place. “