Gwen Stefani on her break up and new album: ‘All I wanted to do was be in bed crying’

No Doubt singer also says she forced herself into the studio

Gwen Stefani has spoken further about her forthcoming solo album admitting that her recent split with Gavin Rossdale was a major inspiration.

The singer recently released her new single ‘Used To Love You’ – a solo ballad apparently tackling her recent split from the Bush rocker.

The track features the lyric: “Never thought this would happen/I’ve let it sink in/You’re gone” which is believed to be a reference to the break-up of her relationship with Rossdale.

Speaking to the Elvis Duran and Z100 Morning Show now she said she forced herself into the studio, even though all she wanted to do was “be in bed crying and do what you do when your life falls apart.”

Stefani added: “I think that with everything that had gone down in my life in the last five years, I got blocked. I got really insecure about it and even during the solo period I was so scared to go in with someone.

“I went to the studio and I was just convinced that I had to make something out of this. There’s no way, I’m not going to go online and waste my time, I’m going to do something creative.”

Her new as yet untitled album does not yet have a release date, but Stefani claims she wrote most of it in eight weeks.

Stefani and Rossdale decided to end 13 years of marriage and filed for divorce earlier this year. They cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind the separation.

They wed in 2002 after meeting at a 1995 concert where Stefani’s band opened for the Rossdale-fronted Bush and are currently seeking joint custody of their three children (Zuma, Kingston and Apollo).