It’s been a year since Gwen Stefani has released any new solo music, but this weekend, the singer changed that. While appearing in New York on Saturday (Oct. 17) for MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises series, the singer announced that she had a new song prepared; a track titled “Used to Love You.” During the show, Stefani hinted that the new song will be her upcoming new single; the follow-up to 2014’s “Spark the Fire.”
“I just want to share a song that I wrote recently. This song is really special. I think this is gonna be the new single,” Stefani told the audience. The ballad is believed to be about her split with soon-to-ex-husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. Taking to Twitter, she mirrored her speech from the show, teasing that “Used to Love You” will in fact become her new single.
Listen to the live debut of “Used to Love You” below.
Back in 2014, it was rumored Stefani would be releasing her third studio album in 2015. As the year is beginning to wrap up, nothing has been mentioned about that record that was reportedly produced by frequent collaborator and fellow The Voice judge, Pharrell Williams. Singles “Baby Don’t Lie” and “Spark the Fire” did premiere last year, but that was all.
But while there has been no new solo (or even No Doubt) music, it doesn’t mean that Stefani hasn’t been keeping busy. The No Doubt frontwoman is currently on the judges’ panel for this season of The Voice and has had a few songs on movie soundtracks. In January, Stefani and Williams worked on a track titled “Shine” for the Paddington film and in July, she joined forces with Eminem for a track titled “Kings Never Die” for the Southpaw soundtrack.
Stefani’s last album was 2006’s The Sweet Escape while No Doubt released their sixth studio album, Push and Shove, back in 2012.