New Release: No Doubt - Settle Down

September 24, 2012 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

No Doubt has to be one of the most influential bands I know, their music is something everyone has heard, and unfortunately they weren't around long enough, but then they reformed making a lot of fans extremely happy. They are a four piece band consisting of Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont. They all, funnily enough, have blonde hair in this music video, which is quite unusual. Their new song and album is amazing and I can't stop listening to them, I hope they stay together for a very long time now.

"Settle Down" was written by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tyler McGowen and Tom Dumont. It is such a catchy song, and it's understandable why it was chosen as the first single to be released. It has charted well in a lot of countries, and it was supposed to be released in the UK last week, however it got pushed back so that it coincided with the album. Will it chart this Sunday? Who knows, I hope it does, I keep watching it crawl up and up on the iTunes chart.

This music video is really interesting. I like how it's more of a reformation and you can see how much they have missed one another. It's a performance piece, but not your usual performance piece, which makes this band stand out so much.

I like the whole idea of totally different dancing going on, it shows the versatility of this band and how they are able to sing different songs but still leave a wake in their mist. The two dance styles shown is moshing and line dancing, they are on two opposite ends of the scale (if there is a scale). And the fact that it shows that anyone can listen to this music and enjoy is something people have been trying to do for years.

My favourite bit of the video has to be when there's close ups of each of the band members as they tend to pull funny faces without even realising it, as this is much more a relaxed video than what we used to see in No Doubt videos, and that is too, something that is difficult to capture.

Overall one heck of a catchy song that I definitely cannot get out of my head, and an accompanying music video that is neat and relaxed and just works effortlessly, it's as if not much went into it, and watching it always makes me feel so much more relaxed. See music videos can effect people in strong ways.