During an interview with the Today show on Tuesday morning, Stefani revealed that a lot of the album, including her new single "Used to Love You," is about things she's currently going through in life.
Stefani just announced in August that she and her husband Gavin Rossdale were getting divorced after 13 years of marriage. The two just reached a settlement this week and signed the papers, which are expected to be processed by the end of the year.
"I've never put a record out where I'm actually going through things in real time," Stefani explained. "This is like, I wrote that song like a couple weeks ago. [Filming the music video] was all very real. It's nice to do music and have that support from everybody. I don't know these people. I feel their energy and love coming back at me and that's really comforting."
And while Stefani and Rossdale have put on a united front during the quick split these past few months — dividing everything 50-50 and deciding to continue to co-parent their three sons with a joint custody agreement — her new single paints a much more difficult picture.
"You go, I'll stay / You can keep all the memories / I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you / I thought you loved me the most," the song lyrics go.
"I guess nobody taught you / Nobody taught you how to love," she adds.
The music video is just as emotional. The entirety of the video is a simple close-up on Stefani going through all the feelings involved with heartbreak.
Check it out below.
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