The fans of No Doubt have eagerly awaited the band's new single and video following a teaser that was released last week. Finally on Monday night, July 16, the video premiered on E! and is now making rounds online.
The video for "Settle Down" starts with each member driving a truck, consulting maps, and checking the time on their neon colored watches. The band finally meet and after a short moment of hugs and greetings, the quartet puts on a show for a crowd of eager spectators.
The video, which was directed by Sophie Muller, looks like one big celebration with lights flashing everywhere and people dancing to the song. Pyrotechnics can also be seen going off in the background of the video which adds to party vibe of the clip.
In the reggae inspired track, vocalist Gwen Stefani can be heard singing, "I'm a rough and tough/ And nothing's gonna knock this girl down," as the singer puts herself in a fighting stance. She said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that it's "just about being overwhelmed by so much going on and how to balance all of it."
Stefani was with her bandmates, bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young during the interview. Young said, "As the attention goes back to No Doubt and less on being a suburban father, that's when I realize, 'Oh wow, I'm in this pretty huge band' " about making music with No Doubt again.
"Settle Down" is now available on iTunes and is the lead single off the band's new album "Push and Shove" which drops on September 25 in the United States.
No Doubt's "Settle Down" Music Video