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No Doubt is coming back!!! The band is back together, and will be releasing a new album later this year. Gwen Stefani has left her solo career to join the band again, and they’ll be releasing their colorful music all over again. This will be their first album since 2004. This album will be the band’s seventh studio release.
According to No Doubt’s website, they have written nine songs so far, and they are extremely excited to release them. No Doubt is mostly remembered for their hit songs, including “Just a Girl,” “Rock Steady,” “Running,” “New,” “X-Girlfriend,” and “Simple Kind of Life.”
The lead singer, Gwen Stefani was 17-years-old when she started working in the band. She was actually mopping floors at a Dairy Queen before she made it big.
The band’s first album came out in 1992 where No Doubt became one of the most well-known bands in the United States. They became especially become successful when their album “Tragic Kingdom” came out in 1997. Their hits on this album included “Just a Girl,” “Spiderwebs,” and “Don’t Speak.” What made No Doubt so special was how unique they were.
They were a band with men on drums and the guitar, but a girl was the lead singer. And although their band had rock music in it, they could almost be considered pop…just almost. Plus, Gwen Stefani’s flashy voice gave the music a great pitch for a great listen. “Just a Girl” had a chromatic charm that led the song to become one of the most popular songs of the decade.
You can actually hear this tune in certain chick-flicks like “Clueless” and “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” “Return to Saturn” was also an album that represented the band as colorful and picturesque. The song, “New” was something to listen to at nighttime, but when there are random colors spread all over a big city.
Even lesser known songs like “Artificial Sweetener” showed a jazzy and vibrant side to No Doubt. As the band progressed, Gwen Stefani did too. She created her own album, “Love Angel Music Baby.” When the hit, “What You Waiting For” came out, fans were dancing all over the place. Gwen also made a bizarre yet fun music video with her struggling to make it as a singer, then all of a sudden she appears in “Alice in Wonderland.”
Although she wasn’t in her band at the time, Gwen still knew how to be colorful. “Rich Girl” had a pirate ship and “Hollaback Girl” had Gwen dancing and dressing up like a teenager, showing that after plenty of success as well as marriage and kids, Gwen Stefani knew exactly how to keep in touch with her inner adolescent. No Doubt has done plenty of tours over the years, and they’ll hopefully be doing it again with their newest album, scheduled to come out this fall.
Two of their songs will be called “One More Summer” and “Settle Down.” And according to “Rolling Stone,” their new album is going to be “catchy and addictive.”
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