No Doubt Releases New Single, “Settle Down”—Listen Now

More like "Get Excited," right?

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No Doubt, the ska band whose music provided the soundtrack to much of the ’90s, has just released “Settle Down,” the first single from their upcoming album Push and Shove. When the album is released in September, it will be their first new material since 2001’s Rock Steady. No Doubt fans will be pleased to see that the band looks pretty much as if the aughts never happened—they’ve hardly aged! they dress the same!—and, better yet, that they haven’t tried to mess with their signature sound.

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After a melancholy introduction, “Settle Down” launches into the reggae beats, Gwen-Stefani-drawled rhymes and sing-along-friendly chorus that listeners will recognize from favorite No Doubt songs like “Just a Girl” and “Spiderwebs.” And, among all the CB-radio talk (“What’s your 10-4?”), you can even hear a “hella” if you listen closely. Listen to a sample below, or the full song here.

Sophie Muller, who directed the single’s music video—which will premiere tonight at 8:00 EDT on E!—told Rolling Stone that the video’s truck-stop theme is also a nod to the band’s prolonged absence from the music scene: “The idea is they are all driving to meet after having had their separate lives over the last 10 years,” she said.

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FrankJ
FrankJ

Single is so so, I hope the album is better.

Jam Slag
Jam Slag

This is absolutely INCREDIBLE!