Gwen called in and spoke with K-Earth 101 for a new interview and discussed the “Make Me Like You” video, the boy’s side project outside of No Doubt, and possibly returning to the The Voice for season 11. Besides the obvious questions about her relationship with Blake and the tabloids, it’s a pretty good and candid interview.
Gwen called her music video for “Make Me Like You” one the most craziest things she’s ever worked on calling it a “live piece of art”. She calls this time “incredible” and feels grateful for all of the good things that have come her way this past year.
When asked how she’s been able to balance her life while raising three boys, Gwen says it’s impossible to say during a radio interview but is finding herself with more free time and keeping herself busy. “Everyday is a lot, and with the way things worked out, I actually have more time without them, unfortunately, so I guess I’m filling my time with art and work, and that’s a blessing I guess.”
Gwen shared that she’s not committed to another season of The Voice (which many hope she returns to in the fall for season 11). “I don’t have plans to be on The Voice next. They always keep it a big secret before they’re maybe going to ask me or not. And they haven’t asked me.” When asked if she would do it again, Gwen says, “I would totally 100% do it again if they asked me. I love that place, I love being on the show. It’s so inspiring.”
Gwen spoke about her new album saying that the first half was written in 8 weeks. “The making of this record was really fast”, and says that the last song written in the first batch was “Used To Love You”. Gwen says that she “went to another phase of writing” and wrote the rest of the album with different people and 5-6 new songs (meaning written in the last month) have made the final track listing of This Is What the Truth Feels Like. “The paint is still wet and it’s really different to put a record out like right in the middle of reality like right when it’s happening.” Gwen can’t say for sure if this is her favorite album she’s made but is head-over-heels with it. “It just feels so me right now”.
When asked if she plans on taking the album out on the road, she confirms that she doesn’t have a tour planed but is definitely wanting to play shows. She brings up again how difficult it would be planning something like that with her three boys but wants to head out for sure.
Gwen was quite candid when asked about Tony, Tom and Adrian’s new band with AFI lead singer Davey Havok. She came across as supportive and thinks it’s important for everyone “to do their own things.”
“I think those guys are just doing a creative project together, writing and doing different kinds of music — exactly the same thing that I’m doing right now. We’re kind of like, at this point, we’ve been together for life, and it’s like we’ve been through so much together. I think it’s really important for everybody to do their own things and have their own lives. As far as what I know, they’re just making a record for fun and exploring different kinds of music. I can imagine it’s going to be a lot more like ‘guy’ music — they’ve been in a band with a girl and they just want to do that tough, probably more punk rock stuff. I don’t even know what the music is going to be. I’m excited to hear!” Gwen was also asked about the boy’s new project on Jimmy Kimmel and said that she just recently heard the news online (possibly meaning she’s read “reports” of being “replaced” in No Doubt by Davey Havok). Tom, Tony and Adrian’s new unnamed band is already managed and are currently shopping around a completed album to labels.
Tom later shared on Instagram a screen capture from RollingStone.com calling out reports that Gwen wasn’t aware of their plans saying, “Hey everybody, the press got this wrong again. We told Gwen last year about our new project. We’re all good, everybody is cool”.