Attention - hold the presses - Gwen has debuted new music!
And you thought this was just an average Saturday night. Well, no more! Put down that pumpkin spice latte (do I need to capitalize that?) and follow me!
It's called "Used to Love You" and, because Gwen is a vulnerable poet (holla), we pretty much can assume the song's impetus. But pain makes great art, as history has demonstrated to us again and again. I only write poetry after break-ups, and at the time, I usually make sure I am wearing lots of clothing I purchased with my Mom's credit card at Hot Topic.
1.) Are you ready for "Tragic Kingdom: Part Deux?" I don't know if I am, but, it could be a good thing. Remember Gwen - make GOLD from the poop life has handed and sell that poop! (TM)
2.) Is Gavin ready for this? Because ... you're in for a treat dude ...
3.) Is Taylor Swift going to co-write a song on this new album? Because: yes. And also-
(It still makes me giggle, several years later.)
Really though, from that fan recording, this track sounds great. Very confident, very strong, very emotional and raw. It lacks the artifice of "Baby Don't Lie" (which was catchy, but felt a little phoned-in) and other songs where Gwen didn't sound that much like Gwen, but more like she was playing a part. This feels genuine, and it hurts.
I'm sorry Gwen. Broken hearts are never fun; however, I am still single and own several guinea pigs, so there is that silver lining. As in, you can call me, and we can discuss feelings. Or I can read you poetry.
I mean, either/or.
Irina Cummings - Can you please send me an appropriate GIF to end this blog post? Something along the lines of "QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN." Maybe something with Oprah. Thanks!