Betty Boo started writing songs “in a supermarket parking lot”

Betty Boo returned to songwriting in a “supermarket parking lot“.

Betty Boo has started making music again

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Betty Boo has started making music again

The 52-year-old pop star – who rose to prominence in the late 80s – got back to writing amid the first COVID-19 lockdown, when her husband was busy shopping.

Betty – whose real name is Alison Clarkson – said: “A few years ago I suddenly realized I was going to be 50 and deep down I always wanted to do another Betty Boo record. .

“As you turn 50 you also start to feel invisible and I didn’t want that to happen. If it’s OK for Mick Jagger or Rick Astley to continue, why not me?”

The ‘Doin’ the Do’ singer thinks she’s now ‘seen the record [she] should have done when [she] was 25″.

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When asked if she had started writing music again, she told the Observer newspaper: “Yeah, in the supermarket parking lot during the first lockdown.

“My husband was shopping and I parked facing a wall, playing songs, so no one would see me singing! It was great to enjoy it again because I had times when I wasn’t listening not even music through the years, it made me too sad.

“Now I think I made the record I should have made when I was 25.”

Betty quit her pop career in the late 90s.

The singer admitted that she didn’t have the energy and enthusiasm she needed at the time, following the death of her parents.

She said: “My mum got very sick and then she died and then my aunt died ten months after my mum. My dad had died before that.

“To be a pop star you have to go all out all the time and I just melted. I didn’t want to be that other person anymore. I went into survival mode to take care of my grandma and my family. .

“But I didn’t feel like I missed anything, because when I started my solo career, I had taken control of everything – I was writing my music, I was producing it, I had the freedom to look like whatever I wanted.”