Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Unite for New Single “Purple Irises”

The Power Couple Releases a Heartfelt Anthem Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII Performance

Today marks a significant moment in music as global superstar Gwen Stefani teams up once again with music icon and life partner Blake Shelton for the release of their new single, “Purple Irises.” This introspective and nostalgic anthem delves into the resilience of bonds tested by time, a theme that resonates deeply with listeners. Produced by the renowned Scott Hendricks and recorded in Nashville, TN, at Smoakstack Studios, “Purple Irises” showcases the duo’s ability to explore complex emotional landscapes through music.

The release of “Purple Irises” comes just before Stefani is set to captivate audiences with her performance at the Super Bowl LVIII TikTok Tailgate. This event is highly anticipated, especially with the confirmation that Shelton will join Stefani on stage for their debut live performance of the song. The performance is scheduled ahead of the much-awaited game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs on February 11 in Las Vegas.

Available across all digital platforms through Warner Music Nashville / Interscope Records, “Purple Irises” draws on the metaphor of planting as a symbol of hope and communal growth. Stefani elaborates on the song’s inspiration, emphasizing the shared journey of love and the seasons of growth it endures.

Stefani and Shelton’s creative synergy has previously resulted in chart-topping hits, including “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere,” both of which dominated Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. “Purple Irises” continues in this vein, with Shelton praising the song’s unique quality and the opportunity to work with Hendricks, fulfilling Stefani’s long-standing desire to collaborate with the award-winning producer.

Stefani’s career is distinguished by her versatility, insight, and the raw honesty of her songwriting. With hits like “True Babe” and “Slow Clap” featuring Saweetie, Stefani has maintained her relevance and appeal across various musical genres. Her achievements include three GRAMMY® Awards, global sales exceeding 60 million units, and a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 with her 2015 solo album, “This Is What the Truth Feels Like.” Stefani’s impact extends beyond music, having served as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” for seven seasons, further cementing her status as a multifaceted artist.


Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton – Purple Irises (

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