Gwen Stefani fans can look forward to a second new song that isn’t featured on her new album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. Gwen is set to debut her duet with Blake Shelton on The Voice next week, but her country singer beau isn’t the only major music star she collaborated with this year. According to Justin Timberlake, he penned a special song for Gwen that will be featured on the Trolls movie soundtrack. Blake Shelton previously dropped his own song from an animated movie soundtrack, but it will probably be a few months before Shefani fans get to compare it to Gwen Stefani’s new jam.
During an interview with 97.1 AMP Radio, Justin Timberlake talked about how excited he was to drop the first single from the Trolls soundtrack, an upbeat earworm titled “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” Justin also revealed that a new Gwen Stefani song will be featured on the album.
“I wrote a song for our very good mutual friend, Gwen [Stefani]. She’s on the soundtrack,” Justin told Carson Daly. “She’s also in the movie. It’s a banger! And [I] did one for Ariana Grande as well… but this one, ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling,’ I just got so excited about it because once we finished it I was like, ‘You know, honestly I feel like I would just put this song out regardless of it was in the movie or not.'”
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Gwen makes a quick cameo in the recently-released music video for “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and she also voices one of the fluffy-haired mythical creatures in the Trolls movie. Her pink, pocket-sized character is a music-loving troll named DJ Suki.
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) January 6, 2016
According to Billboard, the Trolls movie soundtrack will be released on September 23, and the movie will hit theaters on November 4.
Gwen Stefani’s boyfriend also signed on to voice a colorful animated character, but Shefani fans won’t have to wait as long to hear Blake Shelton’s Southern drawl coming out of the mouth of a bright green pig. Blake plays a porcine sheriff named Earl in The Angry Birds Movie, which premieres in Los Angeles today. According to Broadway World, Blake is expected to attend the premiere with fellow stars Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, and Josh Gad. There’s no word on whether Blake invited Gwen and her three young sons to the event.
NewsOK – Video: Blake Shelton releases video for ‘Angry Birds Movie’ song ‘Friends,’ plans home-state tour date… https://t.co/FqcfRnY1Bx
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As Rolling Stone reports, Blake Shelton already released the song he wrote for The Angry Birds Movie, and it already has its own music video starring Blake and his animated counterpart. The country tune is titled “Friends,” and it’s about a hopeless soul finding the will to fight on after striking up a friendship with a kindred spirit. The tune is also featured on Blake’s upcoming album, If I’m Honest, which drops on May 20. This is the same day The Angry Birds Movie is set for wide release.
Blake Shelton will soon debut another song from If I’m Honest, and he’ll get a little help from Gwen Stefani. According to People, the lovebirds will perform their new duet, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” Monday night on The Voice. The couple’s collaborative effort has been described as a “pretty country song,” and Blake can’t stop gushing about how great it is.
“I love this song! This song’s important to us and the fact that we wrote it together is so important to both of us,” he told People.
In a press release, Blake Shelton revealed that the song is about the beginning of his relationship with Gwen Stefani.
“This is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written or recorded,” Blake said. “It came from a time and place when Gwen and I were beginning our journey together and both experiencing a hard time letting our guards down with each other. The song couldn’t possibly be more honest. I’m honored to have written and performed this song with the great Gwen Stefani. Respect.”
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) May 6, 2016
Which new Gwen Stefani song are you looking forward to hearing more, her duet with Blake Shelton or the song that Justin Timberlake wrote for her?
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