It’s official! Gwen appeared on Today this morning with a new interview and confirmed that she is set for her first solo show (with possibly more on the way) in over six years. On performing, Gwen says that “it never gets old” and everything is really exciting for her right now. She calls 2014 “the fastest year ever” and was full of surprises including having her third son, working on The Voice and her new third solo album.
Gwen says that she’s been listening to her old songs again and re-learning them all. She admits that she doesn’t remember any of the lyrics from her past solo albums. “It was such a moment in time”.
On recording her new album, Gwen says that she doesn’t have a plan and she is still hard at work in the studio. “I think when I did the original record there was a clear direction. This time it’s a little bit more open.”
Gwen calls her and Pharrell working together again an unexpected surprise. “He has a gift to inspire you and motivate you.”
She shared what it’s like trying to divide her time between songwriting and her family and calls it “crazy”. She’s thankful for her amazing team and husband Gavin.
“You can try to be self-centered and all about you and that’s what it really takes to write songs. Trying to divide my time from being a parent and songwriting… it’s crazy. I do have a lot of incredible people around me,” including husband Gavin. “If I look back on the whole thing, the one thing that has been constant is that we both want the same thing. We both want to be married and be good parents and I feel really proud of what we’ve done together. You’re going to get me crying! [laughs] I’m going to get all emotional! But I do feel proud of it.”
Gwen is confirmed for two performances in the next few weeks including performing at the Menâ€™s Handball World Championship on January 24 and a MasterCard exclusive show happening in Los Angeles on February 7. No other dates have been announced at this time.
Earlier this month, Gwen’s manager Irving Azoff revealed that he was working on putting together a tour for Gwen.