“You go, I’ll stay. You can keep all the memories.”
Now, the 45-year-old singer has released a song about her heartbreak called ‘Used to Love You’.
It’s incredibly raw and moving, and is a fairly accurate representation of how many of us feel when going through heartbreak.
The words in the clip are just as heartbreaking as her expressions.
As Stefani looks into the camera, lyrics play over the top like, “never thought this would happen. Gotta let it sink in, you’re gone” and “you go, I’ll stay. You can keep all the memories”.
Stefani created the clip with director Sophie Muller, also known for creating Stefani’s band No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak.
She then debuted the song at her New York concert on October 17th with the film clip playing overhead.
Stefani told EW that she had started another album before this one, but decided to scrap it.
“I needed to go through what I needed to go through to write the record that I needed to write. There was a lot of prayer and meditating in the sense of trying to be open and grateful with this record,” Gwen told EW.
“These songs are really natural — they’re from not worrying about what happened or what’s going to happen but about living in the moment, from trying to be present and trying to feel.”
Although it’s a devastating song, the intimacy of her looks and familiarity of the lyrics are a small comfort for those who have or are experiencing heartbreak.
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