Matt Lauer didn’t waste any time when Gwen Stefani sat down for a chat with ‘Today’ along with the other coaches from ‘The Voice.’ He asked about her emotional new song, ‘Used to Love You,’ and if her current music was related to the personal issues that have made headlines as of late (i.e., her divorce from Gavin Rossdale).
Gwen first replied:
Oh my God! Put me on the spot!”
Really, she feels put on the spot? It is an awkward question, I agree, but what did she expect people to ask? This is a question that anyone could have predicted: you don’t need to be media savvy for that one!
Gwen then said:
What I’ll say about that is that I’ve never put a record out where I’m actually going through things in real time. Like, [1995 No Doubt album] Tragic Kingdom? I wrote that record over a three-year period, and then it came out, and it was like, two years on tour; it was like this long, drawn-out thing. [But with ‘Used To Love You’] I wrote that song a couple weeks ago.”
And what about the emotional video? It’s all real, according to Gwen.
I sat in front of a camera in a dressing room, randomly – not making a video – just to do some video for the screens behind me [at the New York City show]. And it went out, and it was the video. The video, it was all very real.”
The singer said she was encouraged by fans’ reactions.
It’s nice to do music and have that support from everybody. I don’t know these people, but … I feel their energy and love coming back at me, and that’s really comforting.”
She also said she was getting plenty of inspiration from ‘The Voice.’
Oh my God, for me, it’s given me so much inspiration. I think I wouldn’t even have my new record if it wasn’t for the show. It might be the funnest thing I’ve ever done.”
Here’s Gwen’s interview on ‘Today’ with the rest of ‘The Voice’ coaches:
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