Thanks to our friend Christina for exclusively scanning Gwen’s brief new interview featured in Vogue Germany.
It’s been roughly translated from the German article.
No Doubt are back. On their first album in eleven years, it drives the band and Gwen Stefani to rock again.
Everything seems female in the Siren Studios in the heart of Hollywood, the walls, the bar and even Gwen Stefani herself: The singer of No Doubt, here with her â€‹â€‹bandmates Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young pushing the photos from the booklet of their comeback albums Push And Shove.
Vogue: With your solo albums, they were in the middle of the last decade to the pop world.
Gwen: It was in growth. What was planned as a small dancepop project, developed a life of its own. Even my mother was interviewed for this purpose.
So what did she say?
That I see everything as loose as possible and the situation lasts.
Now No Doubt returned since the album in 2001. How you feel, tense?
The pop world has become another. We do not know whether we will meet with our songs, the past life and the people still are aware.
How do you deal with obstacles?
I always look forward and not let fell me. Record as a mother of two young children this album was a real exertion and sometimes a real struggle.
In “Heaven”, you sing, you want it all and you do not appear good enough. Is this the curse of the perfectionist?
Thatâ€™s the curse of Gwen Stefani! I female, I Grind me. I female, I had to take more breaks. I regret that I hate so … permanently. I regret it but if I get something done. I always have the feeling when I struggle with swimming, Iâ€™m drowning.
How do you relax?
I work out. That is certainly just typical. I do a lot with weights and am happy when my upper arms look good. Abdominal training is also great. As many sit-ups, brent up everything.
You are married ten years to the Mr. Gavin Rossdale. How important is the relationship for your stability?
Fact that we are still together, our greatest achievement. Itâ€™s amazing: ten years with Gavin. This marriage requires decent work. We will continue to make it and make it to the end of our days. Iâ€™m proud of us.
When are the happiest you?
Six in the morning our two little boys Kingston and Zuma come into the bedroom and spank each other.