Gwen phoned into Saturday Night Online tonight for a new radio interview.
She discussed getting the call for The Voice and says putting out new solo music and being on the show is a new chapter in her life. The idea behind her record was being spontaneous and getting her together with a bunch of talented writers. Gwen wanted to work on something new and not over think it. “If I can make a whole record in time, I’ll have it come out, and do that, if not, the singles will come out.” “Baby Don’t Lie” was the first single she wrote this time around and says that she’s always wanted to work with Ryan Tedder (co-writer on the track).
Gwen finds being on The Voice very inspiring and made her want to do new music on the fly. “Nothing seems to be planned right now, everything is unplanned.” She says that its fun working with new people and loves collaborating because she learns a lot. She calls the record a “collaboration” and says that it’s all been a little overwhelming for her.
She talks about “Spark The Fire” and how Pharrell presented the track to her and how it was recorded in three cities. She calls the song “so special” and working with Pharrell again an “amazing experience.”
Gwen says that herself and Pharrell don’t feel as competitive about being on The Voice like Adam and Blake. She’s enjoying the experience and working alongside her fellow coaches.
The host presents Gwen a few fan questions and confirmed that no other television show approached her besides The Voice. After releasing Push and Shove, and heading back into the studio, Gwen calls being approached for The Voice as a movement that changed her life, as well as having her third son, Apollo.