Blake Shelton is explaining a lot of stuff!
Back in August he had said that he couldn’t picture himself “sitting down and writing songs” with Gwen Stefani. Now he says he was hesitant about talking publicly.
“We were at a point where it’s like, ‘Do we want to go there? What will people think?’ And then we finally just got to the point where it’s like, ‘You know what? I don’t give a s—,” the country star told.
“I love this song! This song’s important to us and the fact that we wrote it together is so important to both of us,” added Shelton.
“Look what I found lying round the house! #ispymyname #goaheadandbreakmyheart @blakeshelton #eeeekkkk! #crazy!” Stefani wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
About the process of songwriting, Shelton admits, “I’m insecure about my writing and who I write with and I don’t know – I’m just weird about it sometimes.”
It got easier, though. They felt comfortable working together despite coming from very different worlds of music.
“I think Gwen has a smaller circle too when it comes to writing, and the fact that we went there that early as we were getting to know each other, it’s just remarkable,” said Shelton. “As different as we are musically, we’re a fan of the same type of songs. We have these playlists that we send each other that are stuff that we loved growing up and they’re so similar, so I think it made it easy for us to collaborate.”
“I’m intimidated by Gwen all the time,” he joked. “Any time I take a step back and think, ‘Wow, to me she’s Gwen, but she’s Gwen Stefani, you know what I mean? It’s like a self check every now and then. Whoa, I’m hanging out with literally the coolest girl in the world and I get to hang out with her. Just having a meal with her sometimes, it’s like, ‘Whoa, that’s her sitting up there!”