Gwen Stefani’s views on the music industry: ‘It’s like the wild west’

Singer Gwen Stefani opened up in a recent interview with NYLON magazine about the challenges of balancing her music career with her role as a mother and wife. Stefani, 54, described the music industry as “the Wild West” and expressed her struggles with finding time to be creative amidst her busy life.

Stefani shared her frustrations with her husband, country music star Blake Shelton, saying, “You don’t understand – to be a mom and a wife and then write a record? Everybody might be like, ‘Why did it take so long?’ Well, OK, I want to see you try to find five seconds to get creative.” She emphasized the difficulty of juggling her music career with her parental responsibilities.

The singer explained, “It’s so hard to squeeze it into the life that I have. And that’s why I think it’s more special than ever.” She compared the process of making music to the small, precious moments of self-care that new mothers experience, highlighting the personal significance of her musical endeavors.

Stefani and Shelton recently collaborated on the track ‘Purple Irises’, drawing inspiration from their time together on Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch during the pandemic. The song reflects their shared experiences and emotions during this challenging period. Stefani’s candid revelations shed light on the complexities of being a working mother in the music industry, demonstrating the personal sacrifices and rewards that come with pursuing her creative passion.


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