Check out Gwen’s profile and feature that aired this morning on CBS’s Sunday Morning with Lee Cowan. We’re treated to a look inside Gwen’s home where she shows off the awards that she’s won over the years that are kept in a sleek closet.
She opened up about the inspiration behind her new album and shared that her life blew up the day after the Grammy Awards in in 2015. “I woke up that morning and it was like my life changed forever.” Gwen went on about keeping her and Gavin’s separation a secret saying, “At that time everything was like I had no skin, it was so raw.”
“I was down all the way; you don’t go down lower than that. It was rock bottom. I was so embarrassed, you know what I mean? I was like, ‘Wow, I have to turn this into something, like, I can’t go down like this. If I can do music, then everything will be okay.'”
Instead of feeling down on herself, Gwen channeled her energy and emotions in songwriting and found herself addicted. “It was just like the confidence came to me, and it just felt like the right thing to be doing. It was proactive as opposed to, like, just getting deeper into a hole.”
After sharing some of her earlier material with her label, they showed hesitance against it and urged Gwen to possibly release something as an art project and not necessarily commercially due to it being “too personal”. “…and it really deflated me. I was like, ‘Wow, you guys, you don’t even understand what you’re doing to me right now. This was saving my life, and now you just punched me in the face, like, for saving my own life?’ That’s how it felt.”
If you’re not able to view the video above, check out CBSNews.com where you can also read a transcript/article form the interview.
CBS’s Sunday Morning has shared that Gwen is set to appear this coming Sunday, March 20, for an interview on her new album. CBS’s Charles Osgood joined Gwen at her home for an intimate interview about “songwriting, bouncing back after the divorce, her career and her life today.” CBS posted a clip from the interview in which admits she felt like she had hit rock-bottom after her divorce and felt embarrassed.
Gwen’s interview will air in-full this coming weekend on Sunday, March 20, on CBS at 7:00AM ET/PT.