Gwen Renée Stefani is a figure, no, cultural icon, who needs no introduction. The hitmaker has tried her hand at practically every genre on the map, from a fusion of ska, rock and reggae in her early days as a No Doubt frontwoman, to oﬀerings ranging between pop and country as a leading solo entity. She once even endeavoured at yodelling, which, as anyone who’s listened to the Pharrell co-written “Wind It Up” will attest, was a huge artistic triumph.
At the end of last year, Stefani announced her calamitous return to the musical fore with her latest single, “Let Me Reintroduce Myself”, with a knockout performance on The Voice. In true Stefani fashion a fun and fantastical video followed, taking us on a playful visual retrospective of her most iconic looks — the varsity vest and fishnet pairing days of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl”, the classic 50s polka-dot masterpiece Stefani dons in the video for “Don’t Speak”, and the oh-so-00s full-fringe glamour of “The Sweet Escape”.
Covering our Spring 2021 issue, Stefani reflects on her creative process for the track and writing her upcoming album. Tracing her career from her debut record Love. Angel. Music. Baby. to her recent collaborations with Dua Lipa and fiancé Blake Shelton, she sets out her hopes for the year ahead and all the success to come.
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