Gwen Stefani Forces Blake Shelton To Change Music Genres?
Gwen Stefani supposedly convinced Blake Shelton to change music genres. The No Doubt frontwoman is usually the one who goes from pop to rock to country.
However, fans think Blake was out of his element in their new song called “Purple Irises.” Keep on reading to learn more.
Gwen Stefani – Forced Blake Shelton In New Musical Genre
Some fans aren’t happy with their new song. They don’t like seeing Blake Shelton changing musical genres. They admitted that they miss Blake’s country self. The song came out as a surprise to fans. Gwen and Blake dropped their collaboration on Friday, February 9.
The song is more alternative rock compared to their other duets. Gwen experimented with country music in the past. Now, she’s encouraging Blake to get out of his comfort zone.
Some fans noticed that the new song doesn’t suit Blake’s voice. He took to his Instagram page to promote the single.
Fans flocked to the comment section to share their thoughts. Most of them blamed Gwen Stefani for forcing him into a new musical genre.
One fan wrote: “I really miss the old Blake Shelton. He used to be bad a**! Now he sings about flowers.” Another user wrote: “Outdoors, guns… trucks!! You got it!! Where did he go??”
A third user noted: “This seems too forced. Just doesn’t seem like him at all.” Instead of singing about God’s country, Blake sang about flowers.
As fans already know, the couple loves to plant flowers on their Oklahoma ranch. The song was inspired by their moments together on the farm. However, fans didn’t like seeing Blake’s softer side.
The Meaning Of Purple Irises
Gwen Stefani teased their collaboration earlier this month. She revealed that she got a bouquet of purple irises.
She shared two pictures of the flowers that she received from her husband. Now, fans are digging into the lyrics to find out their meaning.
Some feel it has something to do with their rumored marital problems. One lyric says, “But if someone comes along and tries to love you like I do/Don’t know what I’d do, don’t wanna lose you,” while another goes, “Wonder why you took a risk/On a broken heart you cannot fix./No, I never knew a love like this./Now I’m picking purple irises.”
The lyrics suggest about not wanting to lose someone and ending up alone. What are your thoughts on Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s new song? Do you think she forced him into a new musical genre? Sound off below in the comment section.