Album Review: "Kismet" By Belinda Carlisle (8/10)


Producer: Mati Gavriel

Reuniting with Diane Warren (writer on all tracks) in her first pop release since the 1990’s, Belinda Carlisle’s Kismet highlights her trademark vibrato, catchy hooks, and lyrics navigating the journey in and out of love. Lead track “Big Big Love” delivers a fun, upbeat bop, with “If U Go” bringing a heavier driving pop feel. Melancholy love song “Deeper Into You” adds easy-listening and synthesized melodies, while “I Couldn’t Do That To Me” brings a lullaby feel. Final track, “Sanity” delivers an upbeat poke at the stress of the world. – Andrea Beenham