Acoustic, Indie, Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Fairfax, VA, USA
Belinda M is an emerging singer/songwriter from the Washington DC Area with lyrics recognized by American Songwriter Magazine and original music featured on Women Of Substance Radio and Podcast. With an assortment of musical influences such as Freddie Mercury, Sarah McLachlan, Gavin DeGraw, and Chris Cornell, her style is best described as Adult Contemporary Pop with a mix of Alternative Rock and a touch of Soul.
She released her debut EP, “I’m Not Broken”, in October 2016. Shortly after, her first single, featuring the voice of a young vocal student, “The Dragonfly View” was released. Belinda continues to pen new music, perform live shows, and hone her craft as a singer songwriter.
Named after Belinda Carlisle, solo artist and lead singer for The Go-Gos, playing music and singing were always second nature to Belinda. Growing up in a household that was largely influenced by Filipino culture, it was impossible to avoid belting out a few tunes into a karaoke mic from an early age. After her parents discovered she could play piano by ear, lessons started at age 4.
In college, Belinda picked up a guitar for the first time and taught herself the basics. After graduating college, pursuing a rewarding career as a Graphic/Web Designer, and marrying her long-time office crush, her passion for songwriting and performing became increasingly important as life threw her curveballs.
For Belinda, music is an essential creative outlet and a place of solace. For every defining moment in her life, Belinda associates a song with it, like a soundtrack. In a leap of faith, she decided to write her own soundtrack, in the hopes that others can find solace and inspiration in it as well. Her debut EP “I’m Not Broken” is about finding happiness, self-confidence, and peace in the face of adversity.
I can’t and I won’t
Be told what I can be today
I can’t and I won’t
Be giving up on me anyway
Just listen to the words I say
I’m gonna work with what I got
Forget what I’m not
Get outta my own way
I’m Not Broken – EP (October 2016)
The Dragonfly View – Single (February 2017)
I’m Not Broken – Single (March 2017)