Gwen Tweeted out a sneak peek at the back of Blake Shelton’s upcoming album revealing her upcoming appearance on a new track titled “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” Blake shared that he suggested to Gwen to share the photo as a confirmation to everyone about their highly anticipated and talked about duet.
Blake spoke to People about their collaboration saying he was hesitant to talk about it when rumors started to spread late last year about it. He revealed that he co-wrote on the song last October and calls it “just remarkable.” Blake says that he loves “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” and shares that it’s an important song since they wrote it together and calls it extremely personal.
Blake admits that he’s insecure when it comes to his songwriting but said that he felt an instant connection with Gwen in the studio. “I think Gwen has a smaller circle too when it comes to writing, and the fact that we went there that early as we were getting to know each other, it’s just remarkable. As different as we are musically, we’re a fan of the same type of songs. We have these playlists that we send each other that are stuff that we loved growing up and they’re so similar, so I think it made it easy for us to collaborate.” Blake told ET that he thinks it may be the best song he’s ever written.
He had nothing but nice things to say about Gwen and calls her “the coolest girl in the world”. “Any time I take a step back and think, ‘Wow, to me she’s Gwen, but she’s Gwen Stefani, you know what I mean? It’s like a self check every now and then. Whoa, I’m hanging out with literally the coolest girl in the world and I get to hang out with her. Just having a meal with her sometimes, it’s like, ‘Whoa, that’s her sitting up there!”
Blake’s new album, If I’m Honest, is set to released everywhere on May 20.
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) April 19, 2016
We’re looking forward to hearing their collaboration!
E! News reported on tonight’s episode that Carson Daly confirmed the duet on AMP 97.1 radio show this morning and shared that the track will appear on Blake’s new album due out May 20.
— Reyna B (@ShefaniStan) March 10, 2016
While rumors have been discussed and shot down regarding a duet in the works between Gwen and Blake, People is reporting and sticking to their story that the couple have worked together and their song is set to debut on Blake’s new country album due this year. The report doesn’t share any other details (and says information is “still under wraps”), but People is saying it “may be one of the most highly-anticipated songs of the year”.
Most recently when Gwen was asked about the rumors, she had confirmed that Blake was not working with her on her new album and they were not writing a country ballad together.
People first shared the story about the duet back in November last year.
— People Magazine (@people) March 8, 2016