Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have released a new duet

Happy Anywhere (but especially on a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma).
July 24, 2020 5:08 p.m. EST
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Blake Shelton’s latest release features a special and — especially since the onset of the pandemic — frequent guest vocalist, romantic partner Gwen Stefani. Shelton released the single ‘Happy Anywhere’ with Stefani earlier today and (as you might have guessed) it’s another romantic tune about how totally in love with each other they are.The duo have dueted before over the course of their five-year relationship, with their most recent release, ‘Nobody But You’ arriving back in January. Stefani then made her Grand Ole Opry debut with a fundraising performance of the song alongside Shelton in May. Like that track, this one is a celebration of love and togetherness that sounds like it could have been written mid-lockdown. Surprisingly, it was written and recorded even before the early 2020 pre-pandemic debut of ‘Nobody But You.’"'Nobody But You' was a big song for us,” explained Shelton in an interview with People magazine, “but we actually recorded 'Happy Anywhere' before that. We were waiting for the right time to release it, and I knew that time was now. We're all still socially distancing, so there's no better time to be happy anywhere with the person or people you love,” added Shelton. “It doesn't matter where in the world you are — as long as you're with them, you're happy."The new song comes with a new video, shot on location at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch by Stefani’s brother, Todd, and intercut with some vintage video that Gwen had on her phone. Shelton, who says he likes to keep busy during lockdown, has undertaken farming, fishing, and baking projects in addition to releasing new music."The simple pleasure of being together in one place for an extended period of time has been a real gift," he explained. "We cook, we clean, we ride four-wheelers, and we just enjoy being with each other and with family."The video reflects the couple’s seemingly idyllic pandemic lifestyle, unreeling like a series of home videos that just happen to feature two very famous people. "There was a camera shooting the things we do every day,” said Shelton. “We make biscuits, fish, sing together, spend time with family ... just a day in life!"Sounds pretty great to us. Now pass along that biscuit recipe, would you?

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