While it's been more than 10 years since No Doubt released their last studio album, Rocksteady, you wouldn't be able to tell it by the vibe of their comeback single, "Settle Down." The island-flavored song essentially picks up right where the band left off, firmly planted in its reggae/rock stylings.
The other amazing feat is that Gwen Stefani, now a 42-year-old mother of two, doesn't look like she's aged at all in the past 10 years. And she still fits into the clothes she wore when she was in her 20s. Who's bad?
Check out the video for Gwen and the gang's comeback song below
It's great that No Doubt has remained loyal to their sound, unlike Maroon 5, who've opted to cash in on the Dr. Luke/Max Martin dance-rock trend.
That's not to say that Maroon 5's new direction is inherently bad perse, but it is trend chasing. Which is something No Doubt isn't doing with this single.
The extended quiet dance break is kind of bizarre though. It's like watching a dancehall party on mute.