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Gwen Stefani released her third solo album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, in March and her latest single continues the progression from heartbreak to love.
Following the painfully poignant, “I Used To Love You” and the lighthearted pop bop “Make Me Like You,” Stefani’s new song “Misery” sounds more like the latter.
Contrary to its dark name, the new single focuses not on the Stefani who recently ended her 13-year marriage to husband Gavin Rossdale, but the one who has found new love with fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton.
Stefani’s greatest gift as a songwriter has always been the transparency in her lyrics and with “Misery,” Stefani proves you don’t have to be in pain to write great songs. Singing, “I’m doing my best to be sensible, I’m trying not to care but you’re like drugs, you’re like drugs to me, I’m so into you totally,” the former No Doubt frontwoman proves she hasn’t missed a beat, literally, in her 20-year-long career.
Stefani has now released a video for “Misery” and teamed up once again with Sophie Muller, who has worked with Gwen on 18 videos (nine with No Doubt and nine for her solo releases).
The new video has the L.A.M.B. fashion designer showing off her haute couture side, running around an abandoned warehouse in a number of high fashion looks. A trio of male dancers are interspersed throughout the video, with Stefani posing and riding a bike. Is the pop singer signifying that she’s trapped in a building of misery waiting for her new love? Is the warehouse a space big enough to fit her new romantic feelings? Did the video budget get blown on the expensive gowns and all that was left was enough money to cover an abandoned space? We’re not sure, but we do know that the 46-year-old continues to defy the laws of aging while releasing a fun new jam.
Gwen Stefani’s This Is What The Truth Feels Like dropped on March 18 and the singer has been staying busy performing her new duet “Go Ahead And Break My Heart” with Blake Shelton, most recently at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.
Check out Gwen Stefani in “Misery” below!