Some agree that Gwen Stefani’s divorce was the “best thing” that’s ever happened to her, but there’s no doubt the album is one of them. From a simple kind of life to a devastating breakup with long time husband, Gavin Rossdale, Gwen proves that she is still hardcore -- an undefeated human.
No doubt, this album is everything except a mistake, it’s “hella good." Similar to No Doubt’s 2012 Push N’ Shove and 2001's Rock Steady, her brand new album This Is What The Truth Feels Like (released today via iTunes) reveals elements of pop, rock and even hip hop.
From Eve to Pharrell, Stefani collaborates with a handful of awesome talent, including platinum-selling hip hop artist Fetty Wap in “Asking 4 It,” echoing No Doubt’s “Bathwater.”
Stefani reveals her lovable, playful side as she teases us (or more specifically, Blake)
“Are you sure you wanna love me? You’re asking for it.”
“Used To Love You” mirrors No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” from break-up with high school lover and band member, Tony Kanal. Stefani exposes her vulnerable side, sharing the depths of a painful breakup after 13 years with Rossdale.
“Make Me Like You” is fun and electric. Stefani blames Shelton for her unexpected emotions as she falls in love. As Gwen once said,
“It’s all your fault.”
“Misery” is anything but miserable, but rather uplifting. This tune is electric and good-spirited, a tune that makes us want to fall in love and kick our feet in the air. In This Is What The Truth Feels Like, Stefani reminds us even after our worst days, we can still get back on our feet and keep "running to the future."