Gwen Stefani has released the tracklist for her upcoming album, and she’s going to start promoting it in a very big way on the day after Valentine’s Day: According to the “Used to Love You” singer, she’s going to star in a live music video at the Grammy Awards! Shefani fans can only hope that Gwen finds some way to include Blake Shelton in her massive Grammys moment.
According to Us Weekly, Gwen Stefani pulled a Kanye West by using social media to reveal the tracklist for her upcoming album. Gwen shared a photo of her handwritten song list on Twitter and Instagram, and she captioned her snapshot with the title of her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. The No Doubt frontwoman’s highly-anticipated album will be released on March 18.
This Is What the Truth Feels Like… pic.twitter.com/7CgIQLQv2T
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) February 10, 2016
As you can see, Gwen Stefani has listed 12 songs, including her previously-released single “Used to Love You.” People reports that the four red hearts at the bottom of the page represent four bonus tracks that will be included on the exclusive Target deluxe edition of her album, and perhaps one of them is that song about Blake Shelton that she previously teased on Twitter. According to the Target website, the This is What the Truth Feels Like bonus songs are titled “Rocket Ship,” “Getting Warmer,” “Obsessed,” and “Splash.”
Some of the songs on Gwen Stefani’s list are presumably about her divorce from her husband of 13 years, alt-rock singer Gavin Rossdale. There’s even some evidence that “Red Flag” is about Gavin, who allegedly cheated on Gwen with their children’s nanny. During an interview with The Tommy Show, Gwen Stefani talked about listening to some of her old songs about Gavin Rossdale and realizing that her lyrics were littered with major warning signs that her relationship was toxic.
“I feel like I go back and listen to a lot of that stuff and I’m, like, I get sick,” Gwen said, according to the New York Daily News.
“You look at the songs and go, ‘That was a red flag. That was a moment where I was feeling just as bad as I feel today, and why did I keep it up?”
“Me Without You” might also be about Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s divorce, and there’s speculation that “Misery” is about their split. However, according to Beacon Street Online, Gwen actually considered changing the title of the tune because it’s actually a “joyful” song. The songs on Gwen’s list that might be about her relationship with Blake Shelton include “You’re My Favorite” and “Rare.”
According to People, Gwen Stefani will debut “Make Me Like You” during the February 15 Grammy Awards, but she’s not simply going to perform the song onstage. Instead, the stylish singer is going to star in a live music video that will air during a four-minute commercial break. Gwen is teaming up with Target to make this magical music moment happen.
“Target has an incredible legacy of creating unexpected moments in music, and I’m thrilled to be partnering with them to create my new music video on live television next Monday,” Stefani told People.
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) February 10, 2016
Blake Shelton reacted to Gwen Stefani’s Grammy Awards announcement on Twitter by letting his girlfriend know that he’s looking forward to her live music video.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) February 10, 2016
According to Fuse, Gwen Stefani has gushed about how great “Make Me Like You” sounds. During an interview with Zane Lowe, she talked about working on the tune with co-writers Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels and producers Mattman & Robin.
“We were losing our minds. It was called ‘Make Me Like You’ and we couldn’t believe it like how did we write this song? It’s so good!” Gwen said.
— People Magazine (@people) February 10, 2016
The DailyGwen Twitter page reports that a radio DJ who got to preview the song has described it as a “cool Spring/Summer song” that “has a very Maroon 5 kind of sound but it is catchy as hell.” He also said that the tune is “upbeat and fun.”
As Entertainment Tonight reports, Blake Shelton scored a Grammy nomination in the Best Country Duo/Group category for his ballad featuring Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight.” This means that he’ll likely be at the award show when his girlfriend’s live music video airs, but there’s no word on whether Gwen will get to join him in the audience or on the red carpet. The Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center, and Gwen’s attendance at the event will depend on whether her music video is being filmed somewhere nearby.
Make sure that you watch the commercials to catch Gwen Stefani’s live music video when the Grammy Awards air on February 15 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
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