Gwen Stefani rolled out her new single "Used to Love You" over the weekend at an intimate New York City show, and now the studio version and official video have arrived from The Voice coach. And it's an emotional rollercoaster, even if it was done in just one take.
The visual for "Used to Love You" will be familiar to fans of Stefani's who have already watched the live debut video of the track; it's the same visual that was projected behind her as she performed.
For those who have yet to see the video, it's all done in one take, featuring an up close shot of Stefani. Wearing simplistic makeup and her blonde and black hair up in a ponytail, Stefani stares in to the camera, clearly pondering her relationship gone wrong. Though most of the video is spent near tears, Stefani sings key lyrics, just for an additional emotional trigger.
"I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you / I thought you loved me the most / I don't know why I cry / But I think it's 'cause I remember for the first time / Since I hated you that I used to love you / I used to love you," Stefani sings.
"Used to Love You" is Stefani's supposed "divorce anthem" in response to her breakup with Gavin Rossdale after 13 years of marriage. It will also lead into the release of her third studio album.