Gwen Stefani finally released the video for her new breakup song “Used to Love You.” The No Doubt rocker, who made her fans cry in the ’90s with the classic breakup song “Don’t Speak,” is back with her new solo hit “Used to Love You.”
Gwen Stefani is using her music to move past her divorce from Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale. The 46-year-old released her new music video for her new single “Used To Love You.” It shows Stefani wearing a white tank top and royal blue bra as she cries and lip syncs along to her song. It’s a different side of the punk and edgy rocker that fans have never seen before. Stefani is letting it all out as she sings along to the song and hangs her head in shame.
The singer first debuted her new single at the MasterCard Priceless Surprise Concert in New York City on Saturday, October 17. Gwen told the crowd that she had a surprise for her fans.
“I’m talking about pain and love and my real life, and I just want to share a song that I wrote recently. This song is really special.”
Gwen Stefani is typically known for her chart-topping hits like “Just A Girl” and “Spider Web” with her band No Doubt, and for her pop hits like “Cool” and “Hollaback Girl.” When she was performing a medley of her solo hits, Gwen told her fans that songs like “4 In The Morning” and “Danger Zone” were taking on a whole “new meaning” when it comes to experiencing rocky relationships.
Stefani has confirmed that “Used to Love You” will be her next single. The Voice judge has been hard at work on her third solo album, which she revealed she scrapped for an entirely different sound. Reports claim that Stefani has been working with Charli XCX, Pharrell Williams, and Ryan Tedder. Although she released the single “Baby Don’t Lie,” Stefani told Entertainment Weekly that the direction she was going on her album just didn’t feel right to her.
“It didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel fulfilled. That record with Benny was done that way because I had just given birth and had just started The Voice and felt like I should do something in music, but what I was 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.”
She even revealed to both People and Entertainment Weekly that she will keep it real and be true to herself when it comes to making her music.
The new single will not play on the pop airwaves until October 27, but it’s already making an impact on Los Angeles’ 102.7 KIIS FM station, according to Headline Planet. The radio station has been playing Gwen’s new song nonstop, along with Tinashe’s “Player” (featuring Chris Brown) and One Direction’s “Perfect.”
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale shocked fans when they announced their divorce in August after 20 years of dating and almost 13 years of marriage. The couple has three children Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 19 months. Gwen and Gavin released a joint statement, saying that they will remain close despite their reason to split.
“While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.”
What are your thoughts on Gwen Stefani’s “Used To Love You” video? Are you looking forward to new music and more breakup songs from the Tragic Kingdom singer? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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