Gwen sat down for another batch of radio interviews airing nationwide this week. She’s promoting her upcoming tour and opens up about being in the tabloid press, new music and taking her three sons out on the road with her this summer.
Gwen shared that her live rehearsals have been going well and is spending time getting back into tour shape. She’s having fun re-learning material from her previous albums and says that some of her newer tracks are sounding incredible live, including “Red Flag” and “Naughty”. Fans can expect to hear her smash collaboration track with Eve on “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” since she shared she’s been rehearsing it, too.
She says that she’s still determining the set list for the tour but admits that it’s going to be an emotional ride. “”Even, like, going back in time when I did those shows with No Doubt last summer; I was literally in the middle of hell in my personal life…so I’ll be revisiting those emotions I had then. But it’s incredible to be in the position of being a songwriter and sharing your story with people and having people relate to it. It makes you feel better about being in your own life. I just really am in that moment right now, in disbelief that all this is happening now. I’m super, super grateful.”
Billboard reports that she is deep in rehearsals with her live band (including Steve Bradley) and eight dancers that will join her on the tour. She’s been filming tour visuals with Sophie Muller this past Memorial Day weekend in Oklahoma and earlier this week in New York. “”Basically it’s like having the opportunity to do little miniature videos that go behind the songs. Every time we get a chance we get in front of the camera and do some more creative stuff. There’s a lot….[Muller] is like a muse for me.”
We’ll update the post with more highlights and clips once they’re available.
OC Register shared that Gwen participated in a teleconference this afternoon and opened up about hitting the road and her hectic year that lead to her new album’s inspiration.
She admits that she went through a period of feeling guilty between The Sweet Escape and Push and Shove saying she felt she was “letting everyone down” while trying to balance both being a committed mother and artist.
Gwen says she’s really excited to back on the road to celebrate her new album. She promises “lots of fun costume changes” according to the article and states that Gwen has been taking into consideration requests from fans on what to perform on tour.
Gwen shares that her and close friend Sophie Muller have been filming footage to be used on tour around the country together. â€œWe got to do what we loved the most, which is fashion… It was like an art project … how many outfits and looks can we do in one day? It was kind of like doing a Vogue fashion shoot, but to music.â€
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When asked about her new “Misery” video, Gwen said it was really fun to work on a traditional video. She shared that it was filmed in the old abandoned Sears building in Los Angeles over two days. Gwen says she’s been pleasantly shocked by how well the video has been received and wanted to do what she loves to do: pick out different gowns and play dress-up. She says that two out of the three dancers featured in the video are from Jamaica and the three came up with and choreographed their dance moves while on-set of the shoot.
Gwen’s asked about the writing timeline of her viral smash with Blake Shelton “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” and says that it was written before writing “Make Me Like You”. She shares that she wrote “Make Me Like You” one day and the next day she wrote “Misery”.
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Gwen opened up to Hot 99.5’s Toby Knapp about her upcoming tour. The DJ had nothing but wonderful things to say about Gwen and thanked her for being an inspiration and role model to so many including his own daughter. When Toby brought up Gwen’s crazy life over the last year or so, she says that finding her gift and purpose helped her move on and get back to work.
Gwen says that the Twitterverse doesn’t feel real for her until she’s live onstage. She says that she’s accepted that she’s followed around by the paparazzi but feels like it’s taken to another level once her children get involved. Gwen admits she’s tolerant to some extent but has spoken out recently for her kid’s sake.
Gwen mentions how she plans on taking her boys out on the road with her this summer on tour to see the country together. She says she has nothing to complain about and feels extremely grateful and blessed to be in the position she is. Gwen is excited to bring her boys around the US and introduce them to different cultures and historical sites.
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In a clip in an upcoming interview airing this Friday, Gwen debunked the rumor that she was engaged to boyfriend Blake Shelton. “Can you imagine the amount of gossipy stories that people make up? It makes me laugh everyday. I actually do Google my name just so that I can see the next one that’s going to happen. It’s gotten so out of control. The best part about it is that it’s so hilarious; the worst part about it is that people actually believe it. That’s whats funny.”
When asked if there are plans in the future, Gwen stresses that she’s taking life one day at a time.
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