Anyone doubting the love between Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just needs to listen to the lyrics of their new song. “Nobody But You,” which is included on Blake’s new album, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country,” is packed with passion — and proves the couple is in it for the long haul.
In the very first verse, Blake hints at his desire to spend the rest of his life with Gwen: “Don’t have to leave this town to see the world / ‘Cause there’s something that I gotta do / I don’t wanna look back in thirty years and wonder who you’re married to.”
For the chorus, the pair sings together: “I don’t wanna live without you / I don’t wanna even breathe / I don’t wanna dream about you / Wanna wake up with you next to me.”
Shelton and Stefani previously collaborated on “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” which were both huge hits. “Nobody But You” has all the ingredients to be another smash.
Shelton told Nashville Lifestyles magazine that the passionate words struck a chord with him right away.
“The lyrics of that song are so on point, not just for me and Gwen, but I think for a lot of people,” he said. “The song is not a fairytale, but at the same time it’s the most epic, earth-rattling love song I’ve heard in a long time, because the lyrics are so honest and just say how it is.”
Initially, Shelton was going to record it on his own, but he knew something — or someone — was missing.
“It fits my story,” he told People. “I was about to go in and record when I decided that it needed Gwen on it — because it is our song. I think it’s magic.”
Stefani promoted the song on her Instagram page, writing “Cannot wait for u all to hear this song.”
And now you can. The audio was posted to Shelton’s YouTube page and has already been listened to over one million times:
The couple, who have been dating for around four years now, met on the set of “The Voice” when they were both going through difficult, high-profile divorces: Shelton from Miranda Lambert and Stefani from Gavin Rossdale.
Shelton recently told Entertainment Tonight just how much the timing worked in their favor.
“By the second time she came around, both of our lives had basically fallen completely apart,” he said. “And little did we know it happened to both of us at the same time and we bonded over that. So somewhere in that time of darkness it ended up being the greatest moment of my life. It’s amazing, it truly is.”