Gwen Stefani has unveiled the video for her new song Used To Love You.
The track premiered earlier this week during a concert at NYC’s Hammerstein Ball, her first live show since February, shortly after the singer announced on Twitter that she was about to share her new single for the first time.
Used To Love You credits JR Rotem and Justin Tranter among its songwriters and it’s an emotional post-relationship retrospective that’s of the same ilk as Cool and Early Winter from Gwen’s first two solo albums; 2004’s Love. Angel. Music. Baby and 2006’s The Sweet Escape.
Of course, these are two of the the No Doubt singer’s finest solo singles but Used To Love You is loaded with extra potency as it arrives in the wake of her split from Gavin Rossdale, and the song’s lyrics indeed shed some light on the break up.
The twinkling, synth-laden slowie was played during the encore of her set, moments after Gwen posted the following message on her Twitter account.
Used To Love You follows on from the release of Spark The Fire and Baby Don’t Lie which were both released last year, but the singer most recently guested on Eminem’s Southpaw soundtrack cut Kings Never Die.
Watch the official video for Used To Love You up top, download it from iTunes here and catch the first live outing below.