The couple announced the latest track titled “Purple Irises” via joint Instagram post on February 5.
In the post, fans can see Stefani lounging on a retro-inspired couch wearing an all denim jumpsuit with Shelton nearby sitting upright at a piano. The star is also seen with a guitar in hand with a Canadian tuxedo.
The song is set to be released on February 9.
Stefani teased fans with a snippet of the tune in a post shared to her TikTok around the same time.
Stefani dropped some hints to fans about the upcoming tune on January 29 when she shared an artsy polaroid of herself and Shelton placed in front of purple irises to Instagram. She then posted the same bouquet of flowers the next day placed next to a handwritten love note that Shelton had given her.
The title ”Purple Irises” is fitting tot heir day to day life, as the two have a garden together that they love tending to.
In the clip, she and Shelton can be heard singing, “But if someone comes along and tries to love you like I love you / Don’t know what I’d do / Don’t want to lose you / If someone comes along and tries to take you, tries to make you / Don’t let ’em change your mind / Wonder why you took a risk / On a broken heart you cannot fix / No I never knew a love like this / Now we’re pickin’ purple irises.”
Stefani also shared a look at her and Shelton recording “Purple Irises” in the studio on TikTok and sent a message to fans.
… now we’re picking purple irises
“We love u guys so excited to share w u,” she wrote along with five purple heart emoji.
In an October 2023 interview with Variety, Stefani gave some insight into the songwriting process between herself and and her husband. In fact, she revealed that she and Shelton wrote ”Go Ahead and Break My Heart” together through text messages a month into their relationship.
“We wrote a song together probably the first month we started talking or hanging out,” she told the outlet. “It was when we were like, ‘This is not gonna happen. What are we doing? We’re insane. We’re both broken. We’ve got to figure our lives out.’ He wrote this verse and sent it to me: ‘Help me finish this song.’ I wrote a verse and sent it back to him. We were just basically texting at that point. We wrote this song, and I went in and sang on it.”