No Doubt Returns With Reggae-Infused 'Settle Down': Listen
It's been almost ten years since No Doubt's last single, but the band shows no signs of aging on its newest, dancehall-infused pop song, "Settle Down."
Unsurprisingly, Gwen Stefani's pitch-perfect howls are layered over horns and pulsating drum beats as "Settle Down" quickly finds a reggae groove and sticks with it for six minutes. The Spike Stent-produced track sounds fresh and progressive, without ever losing that trademark No Doubt snarl.
The music video for "Settle Down" is scheduled to premiere tonight at 8 p.m. on the E! network. No Doubt's new album, "Push and Shove," will be released on Sept. 25. It's the long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Rock Steady," which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 with 2.8 million copies sold to date according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The band has a slew of television performances lined up in the coming weeks, starting with the Teen Choice Awards on July 22, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on July 26 and "Good Morning America" on July 27. They will also perform at the iHeartRadio festival in September.