No Doubt debuts first single in 10 years, 'Settle Down'
Gwen Stefani's band No Doubt debuted their new single, "Settle Down" from their first album in 10 years, "Push and Shove."
The six-minute song, from the band's upcoming sixth studio album, features reggae beats and steel drums. In the music video for "Settle Down," which was directed by Sophie Muller, the band members are shown driving individual big-rig trucks on the way to their reunion party.
"I think [bassist Tony Kanal] came up with the idea that we should do something with trucks," Muller told Rolling Stone magazine. "The idea is they are all driving to meet after having had their separate lives over the last 10 years."
The band member each chose personalized trucks - bassist Tony Kanal drives an Indian-themed truck, drummer Adrian Young in what the director described as a neon Transformer, guitarist Tom Dumont in a Jamaican-style rig and Stefani in a truck used in the 1977 film, "Smokey and the Bandit."
"Lyrically it's not really a party song," Muller said of the song. "It's got a real emotional desire to get through something. You have a combination of this party feel with her struggle to be able to express herself."
No Doubt launched to fame in the 1990's, which singles like "Don't Speak," "Spiderwebs," "Just a Girl," "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life." The Anaheim band has won two Grammy Awards and was nominated for another eight.
Watch the music video for "Settle Down" below.