Fans need to wait only 11 more days for the release of No Doubt's comeback album, Push And Shove, due on September 25. Since the band has been working on the album on and off since 2008, one would think that it is a meticulously planned opus. However, frontwoman Gwen Stefani says that is not the case.
"We don't know what we're doing," Stefani laughed in an interview with MTV News. "Everything's basically a series of accidents and mistakes."
The new record will be the group's first since 2001's Rock Steady, and it will boast 11 songs, opening with the single "Settle Down." The title track features the dancehall duo Major Lazer and reggae artist Busy Signal, and it finds No Doubt offering up their signature blend of Rock, Reggae and Pop.
"Honestly... we just make music that we love and we want to play. We get inspired by something, and we kind of go with it," bassist Tony Kanal added. "We've always been huge fans of ska and reggae music, and when we were making the Rock Steady record, we were super into dancehall — we still are. And on the Return of Saturn tour, before we made Rock Steady, we were having dancehall parties every night, and I feel that really fueled and fed into making RockSteady, so much that we actually went to Jamaica and recorded with incredible Jamaican producers down there. I think if something inspires us, we go with it, we know when it's working and we just kind of run with it. It seems to work for us."
As previously reported, Target is partnering with No Doubt to offer a deluxe exclusive edition of Push And Shove. Target's deluxe edition gives fans an extra eight-track CD, including a cover of Adam and the Ants' 1981 single "Stand and Deliver;" two acoustic tracks, "Looking Hot Acoustic – Santa Monica Sessions" and "Easy Acoustic – Santa Monica Sessions;" and two remixed tracks, "One More Summer (Jonas Quant Remix)" and "Push And Shove (Anthony Gorry Remix)." Additionally, No Doubt will perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 25, and they'll play a six-night stand in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre in late November and early December.