Gwen Stefani Dishes on Her New Music: 'I Would Consider It a Breakup Record'

"My cross to bear was to go through these heartbreaks and write these songs and help people," she said

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Gwen Stefani is getting over her divorce in true pop star form.

The Voice coach – who announced her split from Gavin Rossdale in August – called in to San Diego’s 93.3 Tuesday to promote her heartbreak single “Used to Love You,”, and she dished on her upcoming album, due early next year.

“I didn’t even know the single was coming out. I promise you that it was very last-minute. It’s weird because ‘Used to Love You’ came out the exact same week as the 20-year anniversary of [No Doubt’s] Tragic Kingdom, which just to me is like, ‘What are the chances of that?'”

As for the common theme of her upcoming new tunes?

“I would consider it a breakup record. Both of them were. It’s like the two people I … I only had two boyfriends. I wrote two records about them. You know what I mean? It’s just weird,” Stefani, 46, told the radio hosts. “It just makes me believe in God and my journey. My cross to bear was to go through these heartbreaks and write these songs and help people.”

While she remained mum on her dating life (PEOPLE exclusively confirmed she was dating Blake Shelton last week), she did open up a little more about the song that was inspired by her divorce.

“My truth is ‘Used to Love You’: That’s the song. That’s what I said, and I feel really fine about sharing that, and I feel honored to share it,” she said of the track.

Stefani expounded on the story behind the song on KIIS FM Monday, saying, “[It was] unexpected. I was going along thinking that was going to be the rest of my life and it’s not… There was one night, the epicenter of the whole thing – that’s the most I can say about that – and the next day I wrote the chorus to ‘Used to Love You.'”

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