Gwen Stefani is proud of her writing skills on No Doubt's album RETURN ON SATURN, because she was able to articulate her inner turmoil.

Although the stylish singer felt depressed when she wrote the disc in 2000, she is more than happy when she looks back at the results of her work.

She says, "I got into Joni Mitchell and SYLVIA PLATH and reading and really trying to use words like they were colours.

"I think I wrote my best stuff on Return on Saturn, although I know it only sold four million - sorry and all that.

"But I was f**ked in that time period.

"Maybe that was how I flipped out. I was depressed. If you look at my style then it shows."

05/11/2004 09:20