Before the voice season 9 I didn't even know No doubt existed. I knew about Gwen but only because of pap picis and some of her solo songs. I honestly don't know what the appeal to her voice is? To me she is vocaly not gifted enough and therefore tries to hard to sound unique with a strange and force voice. For me she's a better business woman. When she sings the duet with Blake her singing voice is a whole lot better for me and not so force. I wish she will sound like that more often.
I definitely knew it existed, and knew Hella Good, Just A Girl, and Don’t Speak, and would’ve been able to tell you Gwen was the lead singer and she had the bassist had been in a relationship and the break-up informed the music, but I was never a *fan*, per se. I knew Gwen as a solo artist a little better, funnily enough, just because LAMB and Sweet Escape hit when I was in my mid-teens and the videos got a LOT of play on shows over here that played the MVS (Rage, thankyouverymuch). I have such strong memories of the imagery in What You Waiting For, in particular.
As for the appeal, that’s always going to be a subjective thing, so I don’t see much point ever trying to *convince* anyone, y’know? Sometimes it takes time, sometimes it takes hearing it in a new context, sometimes it takes an understanding of genre, sometimes it takes not divorcing it from performance, etc. I personally DO like her voice, and think she’s stronger and more versatile than she sometimes gets credit for. I admire her lyricism most though, I’ll say.
If it’s long distance, I won’t stress you out with you thinking I’m going to cheat or let anyone get in the way of us. You’re going to be my only. I don’t let people get in between and I’ll only love you.
I’ll reassure you that you’re beautiful because you are and I want you to know that. Chances are that I will wonder what you’re doing and want to talk to you all the time. I’m clingy and I will be until I die probably, but just know that it means that I care so, so, so much about you.
I can promise a lot of things, but what matters most is that I’ll love you with all of my heart. I either love with everything I have or don’t love at all.