Gwen Stefani is headed back to the stage with a new solo concert and she's crediting new inspiration for getting her off her couch and back into the business.
"I am generally just a lazy person who wants to lay in bed and watch TV and eat pizza," Stefani dished to AOL at Soho House in Los Angeles. "But if I am inspired, you can't stop me. I just crave that. It all comes from wanting to people please and sharing your creativity."
The 45-year-old songbird, who revealed that she's partnering with MasterCard Priceless Surprises to do an intimate concert on Feb. 7 at the Orpheum in Los Angeles, says that her inspiration actually came from a surprising place – being a judge on "The Voice."
"Hearing all that music, it is inspiring. You see people get up there and you say, 'I want to make something that great, I want to make a song that great.' How did I do those other songs?"
As she gears up for her solo show and several gigs with No Doubt, she also found herself looking back to her past work. "I think by revisiting these songs, it makes me think about what kind of songs I would write next."
The mother-of-three, who gave birth to her son, Apollo, in February, released her first single after an eight-year hiatus in 2014 and says she never expected to be creating new music or doing a show at this time in her life.
"I find myself at this point in my career, almost in competition with my old self. I always think, 'Oh my gosh! I can't believe we did that. That was so cool! How did that all come together?' How do I top that?"
Despite her reservations about trying to live up to her own hits, Stefani mused that that's what makes a successful artist. "That really I guess is a career. You're always building and trying to improve. "
Hear more about how the show is coming together below: