Monday, July 16, 2012
After All These Years...
No Doubt is finally releasing a new album (early September) and today they released the first single Settle Down.
It's been over 10 years since they've released a new album. And while I enjoyed some Gwen Stefani solo work during their hiatus, I'm excited to get back to the original band. Gwen is awesome on her own, but Gwen + Tom + Adrian + Tony = true love. For some reason I tend to like bands more when I actually like their personal story/history...and you can't beat a band started in high school by a group of friends with a girl lead singer pulled into the band by her older brother, one suicide and an inter-band break-up that almost brought them down. That sounds like an after-school special, not the history of a legit rock band. Am I right?
And after all these years my girl/band crush is as strong as ever. I used to have dreams all the time about meeting Gwen Stefani or almost meeting Gwen Stefani. One time, my best friend even had a dream about meeting Gwen Stefani and how she needed to find me asap so I could meet her too. Well 3 nights ago I had another meeting Gwen Stefani dream.
Now that's love.
Buy the single in itunes here.
p.s. still working on vacation recap... did I mention over 1,500 pictures?