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Gwen Stefani’s Divorce Drove Her B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Gwen Stefani hit the promo trail for her new album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. Naturally, journalists wanted her to open up about her divorce from Gavin Rossdale. That and only that. Stefani was more than happy to oblige. Because sales, right?

Speaking to USA Today, Stefani says divorce left her mystified.

“My parents have been together since high school, as have my brother and sister-in-law. But I understand that everybody has good and bad things happen.”

It also made her a survivor.

“…I found out my life was going to change forever. Instead of wanting to die, I said to myself, I’m not going to go down. I’m going to turn this into music.”

She also said the same thing in an interview with Time.

“It wasn’t until I had to go through the worst tragedy that it really opened up a channel for me to be like, ‘God gave me a gift. I’m going to use it now. Because if I don’t, I’m going to die.’”

Divorce sucks, but c’mon. The WORST tragedy? Emo.

She also told her song co-writers on Truth “that I don’t care about hits.” Ha. Wish granted.

The Guardian calls Truth “timid breakup pop.” Consequence of Sound says the tracks “stick to a bland warmth, which while inoffensive, won’t win anyone over.” They, however, say Truth starts out with potential. Spin isn’t any better in their review with their title, “We’ve Got Some Doubts About Gwen Stefani’s ‘This Is What the Truth Feels Like.'”

No Doubt, reunion tour, 2017. I’m calling it now.

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