“I have never had a writing experience like this. This has been literally channeling unbelievable luck,” she said.
The Voice coach is also leaning on younger talent to help shape her sound.
“I went in and I found these kids – these writers and these producers – it’s a group of us, I call ourselves The Breakfast Club,” she explained.
Though she’s released some new music – 2014’s “Baby Don’t Lie” and “Spark the Fire” – Stefani revealed she has more than a dozen songs already done.
“I have 15 songs, or probably more than that,” she teased. “I do have more than that because I have a bunch from before but the ones that I’m really addicted to that I’m like, ‘OK, these are the ones.’ It feels so good and it’s been incredible.”
So does this mean she’ll be working more in tandem with frequent collaborator and fellow Voice colleague Pharrell Williams? Stefani’s crossing her fingers.
The two recently teamed up on “Spark the Fire,” and Stefani told ET there’s a conscious effort for them to continue to create together. (Their history dates back more than a decade, when Williams – as part of The Neptunes – produced No Doubt’s “Hella Good” in 2002 and later Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” in 2005.)
“Last time I saw him at the Knockouts [on The Voice], we were like, ‘OK, we have to do something because I am so in the zone,’” Stefani recalled. “And a lot of the reason why I’m in the zone is because of him. He’s like a motivational speaker. He’s literally an angel that comes and, he’ll sit here, and I’ll be like, ‘Really? Ou just said that right now?’”
“It’s so incredible to be around him. I love him,” she marveled.
Stefani and the rest of the Voice coaches, including Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Williams, were the victims of a Neil Patrick Harris prank! Press play to see how it all went down.