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A long awaited follow up to Gwen Stefani’s 2006 solo album, The Sweet Escape, is finally getting a title and release date. Gwen revealed the title of the new album, This is What the Truth Feels Like, in a tweet along with a photo of a handwritten tracklisting in her notebook.
This Is What the Truth Feels Like… pic.twitter.com/7CgIQLQv2T
— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) February 10, 2016
This is What the Truth Feels Like will feature the previously released single, “Used to Love You,” which she performed both on The Voice last year and during the New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly broadcast.
Gwen also premiered a painfully uncomfortable music video for the song late last year, which featured her looking into the camera and reacting to her own lyrics and the heartbreak they describe.
The second single, “Make Me Like You,” comes out on Friday and will also be followed by a unique music video experience. During the live broadcast of the Grammy Awards on Monday night, Gwen will film the first ever live music video during a commercial break. Produced by Target, the four minute video will move Gwen through different sets and costume changes, with the final result available online shortly after.
A preorder for the album also starts on Friday, with a deluxe option available through Target. The album will release on March 18th, and the Target addition will feature four bonus tracks, ““Rocket Ship,” “Getting Warmer,” “Obsessed,” and “Splash.”
Initially, Gwen was supposed to release an album in 2015, but scrapped the entire thing. “It didn’t feel right,” she explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “I didn’t feel fulfilled. That record with Benny (Blasco) was done that way because I had just given birth and had just started on The Voice and felt like I should do something in music, but what was I going to do? There wasn’t enough time. So I tried to make a record where I was just kind of involved — which is how a lot of people do it, but it didn’t work for me.”
Gwen also went through a divorce last year with her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale. The two split after Gwen learned Gavin was cheating on her with the family nanny. Although Gwen had stated she just wanted to “be in bed crying and do what you do when your life falls apart,” she took her pain and made a breakup record.
Seeing as her very first breakup record as the vocalist for No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom, launched her career and sold over 16 million copies worldwide, This is What the Truth Feels Like will undoubtedly do well.