In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Gwen opened up about her summer tour and plans on settling back into her “mommy role” in the near future.
Gwen shares that she feels extremely proud of herself and what’s she’s accomplished so far in 2016. She’s been able to express herself and reconnect with fans that have supported her every step of the way. Gwen acknowledges that she’s been such a role model over the years to many and says that it’s something that she takes seriously. She credits this past year as an accomplishment especially with what she’s “had to go through”.
She spoke a little about writing Truth and reiterates how much of a struggle it was as the beginning for her to cope but she pushed herself knowing how powerful songwriting made her feel.
“When I wrote the first song, I literally had to cry my way to the studio. I was like, ‘I know the only way forward is to do this right now.’ So I did it â€” I wrote a song, and it was the greatest feeling. It didnâ€™t make the record, that one, but it put me through to the next place. Then they just started to come. Iâ€™m so proud of it because I feel like I could easily have just felt sorry for myself and laid around. And I did do that. But then I got there and started believing in myself again.”
Gwen finishes up her This Is What the Truth Feels Like tour in California later this month and admits that it’s been a tough transition. She tells the story of how her boys, whom had joined her the majority of the summer on the road, went to stay with their father and found herself going into a “crazy, dark depression.” Reality soon set in for Gwen once the tour wrapped up that her incredible self-journey (and year) was coming to an end.
“Itâ€™s not just the end of a tour but the end of a huge chapter for me: being able to be creative again and climb out and find love and be strong enough to get to a different place. Iâ€™d been running fast, so it was really devastating for it to end.”
When asked what’s next for her, Gwen honestly answered by saying she doesn’t know whats in store for her in the near future. She does confirm that she doesn’t see herself “making another record right now” and plans to spend more time with her youngest son, Apollo.
We know that Gwen has had so much on her plate over the last few years and it’s incredibly inspiring seeing her remain positive and passionate about everything she puts her heart into. We’re excited to see what’s next for her (including new collections of eyewear and L.A.M.B. x Burton) but hope she does take some much deserved downtime off with her family.
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