“You’re like drugs to me,” Gwen Stefani sings in her new song “Misery.”
Stefani’s latest This Is What The Truth Feels Like release was a serious contender for the album’s second lead single following the emotional power ballad “Used To Love You,” but her label opted for “Make Me Like You” instead, however we can see why “Misery” was up for debate. Stefani is unapologetically heartbroken in the J.R Rotem-produced track, singing about her desperation for love. “So put me out of my misery, hurry up come see me,” Stefani coos in the Justin Tranter co-written song (Justin Bieber “Sorry”).
We’re so grateful for the rubbish Stefani dropped with Pharrell last year, because without it we probably wouldn’t have these delicious bops today. Last year, Stefani told Zane Lowe in a Beats 1 radio interview: “I think I have enough for probably two albums. I have to write a few more songs, because I feel like, might as well keep going while it’s there. I had a whole record in eight weeks,” she said, adding “but I want to keep writing. You have to understand how much I couldn’t write, and then all of a sudden I’m writing, writing, writing.”
Listen to “Misery” below by watching the newly premiered lyric video: