By Annie Reuter
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed a new song they wrote together called “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” on The Voice last night (May 9).
Shelton kicked off the first verse holding a guitar and dressed in jeans, a dress shirt, vest and tie, before Stefani joined him on the chorus in a see-through sequin gown. As she sang, “Thought I was using you just to get me through / you know I’m broken I don’t trust anyone / last thing I needed was to fall in love,” Shelton sang along and intently gazed at her.
The couple wrote the song soon after they had both gone through painful divorces. “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” will be on Shelton’s upcoming album If I’m Honest and Shelton has previously said he waDuets nervous to release the song.
“This is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written or recorded,” Shelton said in a press release. “It came from a time and place when Gwen and I were beginning our journey together and both experiencing a hard time letting our guards down with each other. The song couldn’t possibly be more honest. I’m honored to have written and performed this song with the great Gwen Stefani. Respect.”
Shelton’s If I’m Honest will be released on May 20.