There's no doubt (lol) Gwen Stefani's newest album This Is What the Truth Feels Like was heavily influenced by her split from Gavin Rossdale — and then finding love again with Blake Shelton.
After her husband of 13 years allegedly had an affair with the nanny of their three children, the 46-year-old was left uncertain about life as a songwriter.
She explained the importance of the hit song Used To Love You in a new interview with Vanity Fair:
"I went through a real period of anger, but I felt like this song was almost like a forgiveness song. It's admitting, I used to love you and now I don't."
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This first single is what got her motivated to get back in the studio:
"I opened this channel to writing again. It was me being honest, being real."
But even then, Miz Stefani admitted to being unsure about if she would be successful in her career ever again:
"I was so scared and insecure and thought it was over for me. I think the hardest thing I did, was to get out of bed and go to the studio."
Well we sure are glad she did!
When it comes to her new muse of a country crooner, the mom-of-three said she is "for sure" in love again — and that's helped her more than anything as a musician:
"I feel like I'm in an amazing songwriting place; instead of being closed off, I'm thinking about positivity and how I can do something creative. I'm just doing what I want to do. It's so incredible to be in that zone. I'm always looking for the next song, and now I don't have to be insecure or write about heartache."
Good for her!
So happy to see Gwen back on her feet! Don't ever doubt yourself, girl!
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