Gwen Stefani Performs an Emotional Ballad; New Single for Gavin Rossdale? [WATCH]

Posted by Staff Reporter ( on Oct 19, 2015 06:00 AM EDT
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Gwen Stefani performs in a concert presented by MasterCard exclusively for its cardmembers at Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center on October 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo : Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MasterCard)

"No Doubt" singer Gwen Stefani performed her newest song during her MasterCard Priceless Surprises concert last Saturday at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, Rolling Stone reports. The ballad, entitled "Used to Love You," is the singer's first song since her divorce from fellow musician Gavin Rossdale.

Stefani called the song "really special," and teased that it could be her newest single. "I just want to share a song that I wrote recently," she told her audience before singing.  

Although the 46-year-old "The Voice" coach did not mention her ex-husband, the emotional lyrics of the song seem to be written for Rossdale. "I don't know why I cry, but I think it's cause I remember for the first time since I hated you that I used to love you," she sang.

The two announced their divorce last August, ending their marriage of 13 years. They have three kids-- Kingston, 9, Zuma, 6 and Apollo, 1. While both parties have stayed out of the press and only cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their split, lyrics of Stefani's new song seem to reveal a difficult breakup.

"Suitcase, bandaids, pulling back out the driveway. You go, I'll stay, you can keep all the memories," she belted out as a pre-recorded video in the background showed her distraught self. At one point, the lyrics went on to say that she thought she was "the best thing that ever happened" to him.

The track is included in Stefani's upcoming solo album, her first since 2006's "The Sweet Escape." In an interview with People last month, the singer admitted that this new album is really personal.

"[It's] just truth. Just being clear and being true to myself. I just want to be fulfilled. It's really quite selfish," she said.

Stefani's other recent solo singles include "Baby Don't Lie," "Start a War," and "Spark the Fire," a collaboration with fellow "The Voice" coach Pharrell Williams. Watch her heart-wrenching performance of "Used to Love You" below:

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