'Pop music is extremely necessary now—uplifting people is good,' says Belinda Carlisle.

Belinda Carlisle's career, like the proverbial circle in the sand, goes round and round.

The Go-Go's frontwoman's first solo pop release since 1997, featuring the buoyant synth-driven single "Big Big Love

" Re-unites her with legendary producer Diane Warren, who was responsible for two of her greatest hits, 1987's plaintiff "I Get Weak" 

She recently recorded “Gonna Be You” with Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Debbie Harry for the film 80 For Brady.

 She's not only a fantastic songwriter; she's also a wonderful, humorous, kind, and eccentric person. 

We bonded when we first met in the 1980s, and when we started working on Kismet, we just picked up where we left off.

So we have the kind of friendship where even if we haven't seen one other in years.

We may be open and honest with one another. It's an excellent working connection.

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