Gwen Stefani Spills On Scrapped Album With Pharrell / Debuts New Song Live

Published: Monday 19th Oct 2015 by Sam
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It’s been a rocky re-introduction to the music industry for Gwen Stefani.

2012 brought it the botched comeback of No Doubt, while last year’s solo re-boot was more soggy than success.

Despite the dramas, one arena that has proven fruitful for the fierce feline is television – namely her current turn as a coach on The Voice.

Presently in promo mode for the show’s latest season, the 46-year-old used the moment to open up about what went wrong with her 2014 efforts. She also unwrapped a new song titled ‘Used To Love You.’

Both await after the jump…

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the LP’s process, the singer confirmed that she binned the entire album she had in the can at the time. She said:

“It didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel fulfilled. That record was done that way because I had just given birth and had just started on The Voice and felt like I should do something in music, but what was I going to do? There wasn’t enough time. So I tried to make a record where I was just kind of involved — which is how a lot of people do it, but it didn’t work for me.”

Stefani, who recently announced her split from husband of 13 years Gavin Rossdale, said of the new incarnation of the album:

“I needed to go through what I needed to go through to write the record that I needed to write. There was a lot of prayer and meditating in the sense of trying to be open and grateful with this record. These songs are really natural — they’re from not worrying about what happened or what’s going to happen but about living in the moment, from trying to be present and trying to feel.”

Interestingly, she added that she began writing the fresh tracks in June and, though no release date is set yet, that she already has an album’s worth of songs amassed.

One of said cuts is ‘Used To Love You,’ which she debuted live recently. Take a listen below…

In keeping it all the way real, this is infinitely better than the try-hard trash she was peddling with those tracks last year.

It’s even more warming to know that it’s the likely “first” single, because it sounds like what an organic “Gwen Stefani” track should sound like in 2015.

Moral of the story? Sometimes it’s better to bake something new rather than trying to reheat chemistry with something that tasted good ten years ago.

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  1. al October 19, 2015

    YAWN no one cares her and fergie keep your albums no ones gettin there coins out

    • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB October 19, 2015

      Fergie is all types of dumb and clumsy for not releasing her song with Nicki as a single right after her first single. She must not want a career. Even though Kim is idle rn she stays doing stuff with Diddy.

      • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB October 19, 2015

        Oh…..i forgot who this post was about. Gwen? Thar girl could never come back especially since she’s a 1 hit singles Iggy.

        *artist

  2. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 19, 2015

    After that “Spark the Fire” emoji mess, she can keep it. That’s is unless she’s serving another “Love.Angel.Music.Baby” or “The sweet Escape”. If not, she can just call it a day….like Ferdie did.

  3. RebelHeart October 19, 2015

    Lmao I remember when her and fergie were releasing new singles and everyone on here were dragging other artists while saying they were gonna slay. Well, what happened??? Gwen keep it real it was scrapped because the singles flopped.

  4. Lmfao_Hoe October 19, 2015

    It’s crazy cause Gwen was that chick back in the day. Her songs were so much fun and full of life. I was cheering her on with her comeback but the new songs did not deliver or did anything for me smh. Damn back when Gwen, Nelly Futado,Britney,Xtina,and Pink had the scene popin’for POP music. Now we have Taylor S. basic ass as an offer of this generation.

    • HOWYOULIKEIT October 19, 2015

      Pink is still very successful. Last album she had a number one song and successful tour as well

  5. What now October 19, 2015

    No thank you. I love Gwen, but dolo music isn’t her (or Fergie) thing. She’s doing a fabulous job on The Voice though. She hasn’t aged a bit.

  6. Dustin October 19, 2015

    I love when artists talk about how they wrote songs. I’m sure she co-wrote this song but Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter wrote Used to love you. Lol

    • Kev Kev October 19, 2015

      Unlike Honey B, Gwen has been involved as a songwriter since the early beginnings of No Doubt. She doesn’t need to pay her producers for a writer credit.

      • dustin October 20, 2015

        Except, I know the people that actually wrote a majority of this song. She’s been a “co-writer” her entire career. In No doubt Tony did all the heavy lifting writing wise, and in her solo career shes had help from many different songwriters (Linda Perry, Mark Batson(also a friend of mine), Dallas Austin, Pharrell, Kara Dioguardi, Sean Garrett). The list goes on. This song was written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels with life inspiration and a little help from Gwen. Fact.

  7. Pat October 20, 2015

    “Baby dont lie” is the s*** though…

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