Gwen was spotted on the cover of the March 20 edition of Australia’s The Sunday Telegraph that features a new interview about the album and her insane year leading up to it.
On Truth, Gwen says, “I’ve never written a record that’s happy in my whole life, until now,” (which is pretty incredible to think back on as a fan). “Go back and you’ll you be like, ‘Wow, she’s right.’ There’s always a line somewhere that explains that there was a problems.” After her split from Gavin, Gwen felt like the only way she could “save” herself was being in the studio and getting her frustrations and feelings out while songwriting. She acknowledges a theme shift in her writing going from “such tragedy to bliss” towards the end 2015 while her relationship with Blake Shelton blossomed. “It’s all captured in the music.” For the first time, Gwen says that she “started falling in love” and feels excited about being such a different place and happy.
Gwen says that she first went back into the studio on her own, she didn’t have a plan outside of just wanting to be honest with herself. “It was really dramatic and weird because I didn’t have a plan. My plan was the truth, honesty, and purity, and I wanted to do it for the right reasons… There was no style to be born out of this [album]. It really was about heartbreak and about emotions.” She started to regain her strength and confidence in herself as a songwriter after years of struggling (unfortunately most notoriously on Push and Shove). Gwen said that she found herself writing in a journal more recently which she drew inspiration from in the studio.
She opened up more about her first attempt at a new album in 2014 saying she was trying to “cheat” herself throughout the process since she wasn’t able to write on her own. “I couldn’t go our and write for myself. I was nursing a baby, I had two kids, and I was on The Voice, so I started to kind of curate a record like how most pop stars do, where people write for you and you tweak lyrics. Nothing felt right. It felt very pieced together…”
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