Gwen Stefani's newest album, titled This Is What the Truth Feels Like, is getting ready for its highly anticipated release later this week. While more than one song deals with Stefani's newest love Blake Shelton, the singer also took a few surprising jabs at Shelton's ex-wife, Miranda Lambert. Is this a feud in the making?
According to Fish Wrapper, Stefani's song "Rare" includes a few lines that appear to reference Shelton. The song starts off by describing Shelton as something rare, "You're a sapphire, you're a rolling stone, you're a sparkle in a deep, black hole..."
The song then adds that "only a stupid girl would let it go." If the song is truly about Stefani's love for Shelton, and there is no reason to believe it isn't, then her "stupid girl" reference is definitely pointed at Lambert.
In her song, "Used to Love You," Stefani alludes to her romance with Rossdale, taking a major hit at her former husband's love. "I guess nobody taught you how to love," she sings.
Stefani's upcoming album isn't all about lashing out at those who have hurt her in the past. Although she doesn't mention his name directly, the majority of her album references her heated romance with Shelton. According to E! Online, Stefani gushed about Shelton in ten of the songs on her new album.
In "You're My Favorite," Stefani sings about how she's tried just about everything under sun. However, despite all of her vast experiences, her love with Shelton is her "favorite."
In the song titled "Splash," Stefani reveals how Shelton has helped her get through the tough times in life. "You're helping me forget, what is this/ gonna break out my cocoon, I'm gonna take a risk, skinny dip/ cause I see you're on the loose, gonna lasso you, gonna lasso you."
In the track, "Send Me a Picture," Stefani expresses her inner most feelings towards Shelton. The majority of the song is dedicated to sharing photos with her significant other, and some of the lyrics get more than a little heated.
"Are you all alone baby, whatcha wearing/ send a little something I could stare at/ won't you show me? Are you lonely? Wanna see you right now with no filter/ take another snapshot in the mirror/ won't you show me? Come on and show me."
In the song "Make Me Like You," Stefani references the first time she met Shelton. Although she admits to being broken, she also expresses her thanks for Shelton's love.
The other songs in which Stefani references her love with Shelton include: "Where Would I Be," "Obsessed," "Getting Warmer," "Rare," "Asking 4 It," and "Truth."
Clearly, Shelton remains one of the larger sources of inspiration for Stefani, who went through a period of writers block after her second solo album. Ever since she hooked up with Shelton, however, Stefani has had little trouble turning her emotions into music.
Fans can listen to all of Stefani's latest songs by downloading or buying her new album This Is What the Truth Feels Like now.
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