Eleven years… Eleven long year’s, that’s how long it’s been since the American besties from No Doubt released their last album. Yes there was a ‘best of’ in 2003 with a last single, but best of’s hardly count as albums really. So you can imagine the old school fans of the band, were pretty excited when a few months ago we were officially told La Stefani and the gang had started working on a new album.
To keep us updated on their progress a No Doubt video was posted every so often, but yesterday proved to be super-important because the wraps have come off the official video for new single ‘Settle Down’. And it’s bloody brilliant!!!
It opens with our leading gents driving their respective colour-filled rigs towards what can only be described as a party destination, where la Stefani is showing how to do a Party! The video was directed by friend of the band Sophie Muller, who also worked on ‘Don’t Speak’ and ‘Simple Kind of Life’.
The Diplo-produced track ‘Settle Down’ is in itself sublime as well and blends traditional Latin samba rhythms with the very own No Doubt trademark sound. It’s awesome, it’s hot and above all, it’s nothing like what’s in the charts at the moment. Old school fans of No Doubt will LOVE it, and new followers for the band are guaranteed. A Sure winner!
Settle Down’ is released September 17. Push & Shove , the new album, is released on September 24 in the UK and a day later in the US.