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Gwen Stefani Says She Was 'Literally Channeling God' While Writing Her New Album All About Blake Shelton

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Calm down, Kanye.

Gwen Stefani is known for her songwriting skills more than her natural musical abilities, but even she isn't being humble about her new material.

The former No Doubt frontwoman's third studio album This Is What the Truth Feels Like drops internationally this Friday, so she's currently making her media rounds to promote the set.

Related: Gwen & Gavin Rossdale's Former Nanny Is Pregnant!

We've already heard a few of the tracksUsed To Love You, Make Me Like You, and Misery – and they're all about Blake Shelton and Gavin Rossdale, but it turns out her real muse for the CD was actually God himself.

Gwen sat down with Refinery29 on Tuesday where she talked about her spiritual studio sessions after breaking up with Gavin and getting together with Blake, saying:

"I think that when you go through what I went through, or what I'm still going through, you think you're hopeless. You don't know what's going to happen. You panic. It was a really super-unexpected gift to find a friend, somebody who happened to be going through the exact same thing as me, literally mirroring my experience. I don't think it's an accident that that happened. It saved me.

The label said to me, 'Listen, we think this overall album you're writing is too personal. We don't think people are going to relate. You should just put out an art record.' And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I'm literally channeling God here. I'm saving my own life with this record and you come and punch me in the face?' The next day I went in and told those guys, 'Let's write the most fucking personal shit, ever — opposite of what anyone would want to hear.' And that's when we wrote Used to Love You."

Casual.

We're sure Gwen meant that she was simply writing the best music of her career, but that's quite a statement to make.

Still, if you're feeling particularly touched by the love angel music baby, make sure to pick up This Is What the Truth Feels Like when it hits stores Friday, March 18!

[Image via Gwen Stefani/Instagram.]

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