Gwen Stefani performs new song ‘Start A War’ at first solo show in eight years – watch

The ballad was co-written by Sia and comes ahead of the singer's new album

Gwen Stefani performed at a pre-Grammy Awards event at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre on Saturday night (February 7), previewing new material from her upcoming album.

The No Doubt singer will release a new solo record shortly, running through a new Sia co-written number called ‘Start A War’ at the LA gig. You can watch footage of that beneath. The show stood as Stefani’s first full solo outing in eight years.


Stefani recently told Rolling Stone of her future plans: “I’m shocked people still care. Doing another solo record and recording No Doubt music and being on The Voice and having three boys all at one time, that just wasn’t something I could dream up in my mind.”

The singer’s upcoming album will be her third solo LP and the follow-up to 2006’s ‘The Sweet Escape’. It also follows on from No Doubt’s 2012 release ‘Push And Shove’.

Meanwhile, a collaboration between Stefani and Pharrell Williams was recently recorded for Paddington, a big-screen adaptation of Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear book series that stars Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman and Julie Walters.

The duo announced they had recorded ‘Shine’ last November. “What a wonderful opportunity, as a parent, to contribute to something as classic, authentic and generational to all of our lives as Paddington Bear,” said Williams, while Stefani added: “I am honoured to join forces with Pharrell and be part of bringing this beloved classic to life for Paddington’s next big adventure.”

Williams and Stefani have worked side-by-side on a number of occasions, including Pharrell’s ‘Can I Have It Like That’ and the No Doubt singer’s solo numbers ‘Hollaback Girl’ and ‘Spark The Fire’. They have also appeared together as coaches on the US version of The Voice.