A new interview with Gwen is featured in the latest issue of Vanity Fair and has her opening up to Lisa Robinson about how she approaches songwriting now and why she decided to release music on her own outside of No Doubt.
After her initial separation from her husband, Gwen shares that she went “through a real period of anger” but found herself writing from a place of forgiveness. On “Used To Love You” she said, ” Itâ€™s admitting, I used to love you and now I donâ€™t. I opened this channel to writing againâ€”it was me being honest, being real.” Gwen says that she’s “in an amazing songwriting place” and is finding herself focusing on herself for the first time in awhile. ” Iâ€™m always looking for the next song, and now I donâ€™t have to be insecure or write about heartache.”
Gwen shares that she is in love but wouldn’t get into specific details about her private relationship. She says that “God knows whatâ€™s going to happen” and is excited to have an album “almost all about being happy and in love.” (Aw!)
With Gavin Rossdale, she admits that she was naive going into the relationship and had never lived with a guy before. She says that before they were married, the longest time they had spent with each other was about three weeks due to both of their hectic touring schedules.
Gwen said that she had desires to make music of her own cause she wanted to explore different sounds and things that she couldn’t without No Doubt. “I love being in that band and weâ€™re like a family. But sometimes I felt like I couldnâ€™t do other things I wanted to doâ€”like costume changes and girl stuff that I was always interested in… So when the band took a break, I was excited to work with a lot of different people.”