The music industry is like the Wild West, says Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani doesn't know where she currently sits in the music landscape.



Gwen Stefani feels the music industry has evolved
Gwen Stefani feels the music industry has evolved

Gwen Stefani thinks the music industry has become like "the Wild West".

The 54-year-old singer first rose to stardom as a member of No Doubt in the 90s, but Gwen doesn't know where she sits in the music landscape these days.

The blonde beauty - who is married to country music star Blake Shelton - told NYLON magazine: "I told this to Blake the other day: ‘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."

Gwen has actually found it tough to balance her music career with her parental responsibilities.

The singer - who has Kingston, 17, Zuma, 15, and Apollo, ten, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale - shared: "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.

"It’s like when someone says, ‘Oh my God, I got to get my hair coloured’ or ‘I got to take a bath today’ after just having a baby. That’s what it’s like for me to do music. It’s that selfish - and special."

Gwen and Blake released the track 'Purple Irises' earlier this year.

The song's name was inspired by their time together on Blake's Oklahoma ranch during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blake explained: "Gwen has an incredible sense for planting things: how to grow them and, once it’s growing, how to cultivate it, and when to prune something.

"I like to farm on a big scale, like corn or beans, acres at a time. She concentrates more on patches here and there and ends up farming things a little better than I do."