Gwen Stefani Reveals She Scrapped New Music, Admits: I “Don’t Know” If I Have “Much to Say”

Published: Wednesday 7th Sep 2022 by Sam

Gwen Stefani is waxing candid about the possibility of new music.

The Pop star first found trailblazing fame as part of No Doubt before dominating the music landscape as a soloist in the mid-2000s with bop after smash hit bop.

And then there was a break. A ten-year break, at that, before her third solo album ‘This Is What the Truth Feels Like’ landed. A project that itself followed an abandoned No Doubt reunion.

Praised in some corners, the project didn’t deliver commercially and silence once again defined Stefani’s musical output – or lack thereof.

Last year, it seemed the multihyphenate had re-started her musical engine with singles ‘Let Me Reintroduce Myself’ and ‘Slow Clap (ft. Saweetie_,’ only for there to be no further acceleration when neither song impacted the Billboard Hot 100.

Now, in a new interview, Stefani provides context as to why, as well as her future as an active artist.

Full story below…

Speaking with Forbes about her latest venture, GXVE Beauty, she was quizzed on music.

Responding to the question, she adopted a frank approach and began with:

“You’re tapping into something that’s my insecurity. As a songwriter at a certain point, you know that you’re at a certain place, right? I’ve already had my big records. You can only be new when you’re new and I accept that. There’s one thing with songwriting – I’ve never been a writer where I write daily or I never know when it’s going to work and not work or when it’s going to come or not come. I’ve written about this so much. Every hit that I’ve ever made was like that and the fact that I was blessed with so many and that they still get played and people still reference it, it’s truly a true miracle.”

On the topic of new music specifically, she continued:

“I did go in during the quarantine years and I did write  a bunch of songs, like 30+ songs, but I didn’t feel the passion that I’ve wanted to put it out. I also got married that year and I just wanted to be in the marriage and try not to do so many things at one time and just be realistic that there are only so many things you can do at one time. So, I kind put it on the back burner but I also feel like sometimes, I don’t really have much to say or I don’t know if I do – and so, I’m just going to wait and pray about it.”


We actually applaud her candidness.

And while this brand of “real” is unlikely to ever become the “in” thing to do in an industry built on fantasy and the package of “perfection,” it is refreshing to see an act of her ilk keep it 100. After all, critics can’t call out the obvious if one calls it out themselves.

It’s clear Gwen’s last few releases left a lot to be desired, but that need not halt her hustle. Ms. Stefani is in her legacy bag in Las Vegas, judging on The Voice, her various ventures, and racking up branding looks.

There are many ways to win in the contemporary climate and it’s clear she isn’t betting on just one.

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  1. Liam September 7, 2022

    Honestly her 3rd album was a real pop perfection and it’s sad commercially it didn’t resonate with the GP cause the promo for it wasn’t the best. And I liked her last singles too

    • citygirl September 7, 2022


    • TiTi September 7, 2022

      The roll out for that album was PURE TRASH

    • Laurie w September 9, 2022

      Being in the moment is so important. The passion that drives a great song is no easy thing to capture. When the time is right, it’ll happen. I think all her passion and energy is focused on her family and she’s in a very happy place. I love her honesty.

  2. Javier September 7, 2022

    I wish she would have kept releasing songs. I’m sure the record company didn’t push it since the songs weren’t chart hits

  3. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) September 7, 2022

    This b I t ch is lazy as hell and she’s gonna get pregnant again. We’ll see 💅🏾

    • Jae September 7, 2022

      She’s 50, how is she gonna get pregnant.

      • Lanafan1 September 7, 2022

        50 year old women can get pregnant lol

    • Mogens Bach September 7, 2022

      Lazy is a word the in no way describes Gwen Stefani! But if she wan’t to slow down and enjoy her life with Blake Shelton I think it would be a great idea!!

      Let them decide how to spend their time by themself! But I really like to hear some new tunes from her ….

  4. Gwenstefanistan September 7, 2022

    She’s better than Nicki

  5. Keeping it real 💯💯💯 September 7, 2022

    Justice for make me like you, rare and truth

  6. Mechelle September 7, 2022

    I hink she should do more writing maybe for other artists and keep doing all her other things . makeup, glasses, voice, vegas. You got it all girl just have fun now with that hubby of yours

  7. XTINA September 7, 2022

    Just drop a final NO DOUBT album b****!!! WE TIRED

  8. Mista September 8, 2022

    I think she took to long to release music after her 3rd album

    • LaDonna September 8, 2022

      I agree 100 percent

  9. LaDonna September 8, 2022

    I really wish she didn’t feel so insecure over last album, yes granted it wasn’t as good as when she was with No Doubt but she did have alot of great songs when she first went solo but ever since then she’s been just one her biggest fans I REALLY WOULD LOVE to hear more music from her ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  10. Debi brown September 8, 2022

    Wish she would quit appearing on the VOICE and at Blake’s concerts. He’s going to be in my hometown but not going because I’m afraid she will appear and ruin my whole night I love Blake but can’t stand her or her so called music she’s freaky creepy old woman who dressed like a child

  11. Irma Ochoa September 8, 2022

    Gwen should just take it easy, with the kids and Blake, relax have fun , it will come to her to write music, some time when you want to write you draw a blank ? Be patient she will get it done, just saying!👍😎

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