The ultimate power couple is back. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton teamed up on Friday (Feb. 9) to release their newest duet, the retro-tinged “Purple Irises.”
The song comes just two days after the couple announced the track with the 1970s-inspired cover art, in which Stefani is seen lounging on a couch in a denim jumpsuit, chunky-heeled shoes and a bra, while Shelton sits on a chair in jeans and a denim shirt with leather epaulets while strumming a guitar.
“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,” the couple sings on the country pop ballad.
“Purple Irises” is hardly the first musical collaboration from the lovebirds. The announcement of the latest duet comes just days after Shelton dropped his six-track Love Language EP, featuring the previous Stefani collabs “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere,” as well as “God Gave Me You,” “Sangria,” “Honey Bee” and “A Guy With a Girl.” The duo also released their festive hit, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” in 2017.
Shelton and Stefani met on the set of The Voice, when they were both coaches on the reality singing competition series. They tied the knot in 2021, and have been going strong ever since.
Listen to “Purple Irises” below.