Kanal, Stefani, Young, and Dumont are back. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)How can No Doubt ask fans to "Settle Down" when they're releasing their first new material in a decade? The California-based pop band debuted their new single from their upcoming sixth album Push and Shove on Monday morning to much fan fare, especially from their famous fans. Lady Gaga, Khloe Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, and Paramore's Hayley Williams have all been tweeting their excitement over new No Doubt music — and their new song does not disappoint. "Settle Down," which was produced by Mark "Spike" Stent, evokes the summer with its reggae rift and Gwen Stefani's sassy vocals as she sings, "Get in line and settle down." Within hours of its official release, it was already No. 7 on iTunes' Pop 100 chart.
Hours after the single's debut on the radio, the video for "Settle Down" premiered on E!, followed 15 minutes later on Vevo. It was directed by Sophie Muller, who is the mastermind behind many No Doubt videos including "Don't Speak" and "Underneath it All." In it, Stefani and her bandmates — Tony Kanal on bass, guitarist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young — are shown driving a tractor trailer to a secret party where they're going to perform. In Stefani's case, she's traveling from Harajuku, Tokyo, the inspiration for her two solo albums (in her cab is one of her famous Harajuku girls, Baby). Once there, they rock out on the hood of each tricked-out big rig.
No Doubt will also be invading television screens as they get ready to release Push and Shove, which they've been writing and recording since 2010 on September 25. They'll be performing "Settle Down" on the Teen Choice Awards on July 22, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on July 26, and "Good Morning America" on July 27.
After releasing two albums to minor success, No Doubt exploded with 1995's Tragic Kingdom, which sold 16 million copies worldwide. Return of Saturn in 2000 and Rock Steady the next year sold another combined 11 million before the band's hiatus in 2004.