Gwen opened up to Entertainment Weekly for a new interview in anticipation of her upcoming This Is What the Truth Feels Like tour kicking off tomorrow in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
The article shares that the majority of her set list will be from her new album (which fans got a taste of in San Diego this past weekend) but she vows to play all of her hits from her previous two. “I’m definitely going to play every single. I don’t care about myself, I want people to come and get what they deserve!”
Gwen also says that this tour will be scaled down compared to her past two extravagant tours, Harajuku Lovers Live in 2005 and The Sweet Escape in 2007. “It’s not huge sets, but huge emotion.” She continues by saying that her life at this point doesn’t feel like a “big production.” “I wanted to do something that is reflective of the story. I want these songs just to be sung.” Gwen also says this tour is important for her mentally and physically saying, “I have not had a great five years, but I feel like I’m getting myself back to the place I want to be.”
Fans can look forward to a lot of intimate and creative backdrop videos throughout the show which Gwen collaborated on with Sophie Muller. In earlier interviews, Gwen shared that the pair filmed together all over the country and calls them all “mini-movies.” “The feelings of the songs come alive with whatever is on screen.”
Gwen also teamed with her stylists Rob and Mariel and admits that she’s been pretty hands-off with her style. “I used to put so much pressure on myself to be involved,” she shares. For the upcoming tour, Gwen says, “the costumes are ornate and sparkly, yet have a relaxed, masculine vibe.”
She worked closely with a choreographer Fatima Robinson for the first time for the tour and will be joined by eight dancers throughout the show. Gwen says that she’s been “blown away” by how she’s interpreted her feelings into motion.
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