No Doubt – Settle Down

The veritable gods of ska have returned, bringing a sound reminiscent of some of their (most recent) greatest hits. Settle Down is the lead single from No Doubt’s soon to be released fifth album and it’s as fun and explosive as anything we’ve come to expect from the band.

More mature and with stabler bonds between them, it seems No Doubt hasn’t missed a step, revving up the heavy reggae influences of the ska genre and creating a song dripping with sass, flavor, and effervescence.

Directed by longtime video collaborator Sophie Muller, the video begins with the members of the group driving their own respective big rigs to a specific site, where the communal dances of life and freedom are coupled with bright lights, bright colors, and the ever spritish vocals of lead singer Gwen Stefani.

Paying homage to one of their most beloved albums (Tragic Kingdom), bassist Tony Kanal shows us the legendary tangerine, while Gwen brings her own band of Harajuku Girls, meshing perfectly with the dancehall atmosphere. Truly, this is a video and single ready to take over the airwaves and announce the comeback of one of the 90’s most gifted and cherished bands.

Can you tell I’m kinda fawning over the whole thing?


As unexpected as my path was to loving all things weird, more unexpected is my ability to get attention for writing about the stuff.

2 Responses

  1. amy says:

    I love how they’re all platinum blonds now. LOL

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