Just a few weeks ago it was revealed by RadarOnline.com that Gwen Stefani had started working on her new album, pulling a great deal of the project's material from her recent split with Gavin Rossdale. And on Saturday night, fans of the singer finally got to hear the first new track, which definitely seemed inspirited by her recent heartbreak!
"I just want to share a song that I wrote recently," Stefani told her fans before she performed the song during her show at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. "This song is really special.”
In the new track, “Used to Love You,” Stefani explains to a former romantic interest just how disappointed she is in his actions and their failed relationship. "I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you,” she sang on Saturday night. "I guess nobody taught you how to love.”
The track is the first song Stefani has released since announcing her split from Rossdale over the summer. In a statement on their breakup, the couple said that the decision to part ways was “mutual.” However, a source speaking to RadarOnline.com said that their divorce was sparked by Stefani’s “suspicions” about her ex.
“Gwen’s most raw and best work ever. Some of the songs will include the heartfelt emotions she had over suspicions Gavin had betrayed her with their nanny,” the insider said. And though other sources claimed that Stefani never found any proof of that Rossdale did anything wrong, she is still using the experience to pen several new tracks for her album!
“Gwen is very excited to perform the songs and has found the process of writing extremely therapeutic,” the source said.
And when it comes to Rossdale’s feelings about the diss tracks, the insider said that Stefani “is at the point that she just doesn’t care about how Gavin feels about it. Music is the truest form of expression for her, and she put Gavin’s needs above hers for a very long time. That is over.” What do you think about Gwen’s new song? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.