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Dana Rose Falcone
December 03, 2015 AT 09:19 PM EST

Though Gwen Stefani hasn’t been in the studio recently because she’s been busy with The Voice, she admits that until recently, writing music hasn’t come easily.

“Especially with success or with art, you can get blocked,” Stefani told Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show Thursday. “I think that with everything that had gone down in my life in the last five years, I got blocked! I got really insecure about it and even during the solo period I was so scared to go in with someone.”

But following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale earlier this year, Stefani forced herself into the studio, even though all she wanted to do was “be in bed crying and do what you do when your life falls apart.”

“I went to the studio and I was just convinced that I had to make something out of this,” Stefani said. “There’s no way, I’m not going to go online and waste my time, I’m going to do something creative.”

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Though her upcoming album does not yet have a release date, Stefani revealed that she wrote most of the record in eight weeks, though she wants to put together a few more tracks before moving forward.

Ahead of releasing “Used to Love You,” though, Stefani admitted she had a whole album ready to go, but her record company urged her to reconsider. “They said the record, they thought, was too personal, which is so weird because I always felt like that’s what I did,” the mother of three continued to Duran. “But now it’s crazy because once I had that song, all the other songs kind of make sense now.”

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