Gwen Stefani Releases "Misery": Is Her New Song About Blake Shelton and Gavin Rossdale?

Plus, find out what Shelton thinks about the track

By Corinne Heller Mar 11, 2016 4:43 PMTags
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Gavin RossdaleMichael Tran/WireImage; REX Shutterstock; Getty Images

Gwen Stefani pours her heart out again in her latest song.

On Thursday, the 46-year-old pop star released "Misery," which has won the approval of her new man, Blake Shelton, 39.

"So awesome.." he wrote on Twitter.

"Misery" is about a new crush or relationship, following a time of sorrow. Sample lyrics include, "You're like drugs, you're like drugs to me / I'm so into you totally / You're like drugs, you're like drugs to me / Drugs to me / So put me out of my misery / Hurry up come see me / Put me out of my misery / hurry up come see me."

The song was released four months after it was confirmed she and Shelton were dating and seven months after Stefani filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale, her husband of 13 years and father of their three sons.

"Misery" is featured on Stefani's new album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like, which is set for release on March 18.

Stefani debuted the first single from the album, "Used to Love You," in October. The second, "Make Me Like You," was released in February and Stefani confirmed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the song is about Blake. In the track, she sings about how she was "broken but fine" before she met her new man, adding, "Why'd you have to go and make me like you?"

The singer also said her new album "is about trying to take something that's awful, and just, I don't know, healing from it and then turning it into something beautiful."

"I'm gonna die," she told The New York Times, recalling her emotional state. "I am dead, actually. How do I save myself? What am I going to do? How do I not go down like this? I have to make music out of this. That's what God wants for me."