Since Blake Shelton's new album is called If I'm Honest, it makes sense why the country crooner has been so candid about the inspiration behind the upcoming record.
The Voice coach has made no secret that his upbeat duet with Gwen Stefani Go Ahead and Break My Heart celebrated their love story — but not every song is about romance!
On Monday, the singer opened up about his new album during the iHeartRadio album release show in El Lay.
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While he didn't specifically name Miranda Lambert as the inspiration of the song I Bet You Still Think About Me, Shelton went into the meaning behind the breakup track. He said:
"It's basically what it sounds like. At some point whether you go through a divorce or a breakup or whatever, once you get past the anger and the frustration of it all, you kind of go into the sad part of it where it's just like, 'Gosh, how come that didn't work out?' And that's what this song is about. Even though stuff didn't work out, I bet you miss me a little bit. It's a sad song."
Well, at least he's being honest!
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As for Shelton's duet with Stefani, the 39-year-old admitted the song came out extra special because of "the honest way it came about" — as both had a need to write "about some serious insecurities that we had when we first started down this road with each other."
"We both had trust issues. We were getting over it, but we wrote this song about it, and it's perfect…There's not a third ghost writer, there's not five writers on it. It's just she and I sat down and wrote this song … and I couldn't be happier about [it]."
It sounds like writing this album was extremely therapeutic for the country star. There's no better way to get over your ex than writing a song about a new relationship!
Pick up Shelton's new album If I'm Honest in stores May 20!
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