She received critical acclaim and a Grammy nomination for her number one hit, All Around the World.
Yet Lisa Stansfield has revealed that she doesn't have fond memories of the song, admitting that instead she's 'haunted by the way she looked in the 1989 music video.
Speaking on Friday's episode of Lorraine, the 51-year-old singer confessed she doesn't like to watch the video back, despite the song being her most successful single to date.
The Search for a Star winner admitted: 'I had this funny weird fat face. It was done in a rush. And 30 years later in still haunts me. Revealing that she's still grateful for the chances she had, she added: 'People say to me about my music "it got me through college, it saved my marriage, it helped me to come out". It’s wonderful to be part of someone’s life in a big way.' Yet there is a downside to the industry, as Lisa admitted she struggled to cope with fame. 'It got to the point where I just couldn’t go out of the house or to the shops, it made me twitchy,' she explained. 'We [Lisa and husband Ian Devaney] ended up living in Ireland for 14 years to get away from it.' Lisa also discussed her new album, and lead record Deeper - her first new song in four years.
'It’s a little bit like the grown up child of the first two albums I’ve made. Same genes. It’s got its own personality. I feel so comfortable and at home in the studio. 'I had a really good time in the studio and you can hear it in the album.'
Lisa serves as an executive producer on Deeper and co-wrote it with her husband Ian.
After finding fame in 1980, she was in band Blue Zone with her husband, but they disbanded after moderate success. Lisa released her first solo album, Affection, in 1989, which saw her nominated for two Grammy awards, mostly thanks to her single All Around The World.
Her last release was 2014's Seven - her seventh album and the first in ten years after releasing 2004's The Moment.
The new album - which Lisa described the process of making as 'like solving a Rubik’s cube. You’ve got all the ingredients, you just have to put them all in the right places' - blends funk and soul and is led with the single Billionaire, which was released at the end of February.
The singer is optimistic about the new album, saying of the project: 'I think this album might just have legs.'
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