She might have sold over 20 million solo albums, and a further 33 million sales with No Doubt, but even Gwen Stefani isnt impervious to writers block.
Following the release of her two solo albums, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004) and The Sweet Escape (2006), the birth of her second son Zume, and a four year hiatus from No Doubt, the band tried to get back into the studio to make new tracks but the process proved to be too difficult for Stefani.
In an effort to get inspired, Gwen and the band went on tour although this didnt have the desired effect. I was nursing and I had a toddler on tour; it was insane. I dont know how I thoughts that was going to get me inspired or recharge my battery. Because it didnt.
Fortunately the dry writing spell soon passed and pulsing, reggae tinged new track Settle Down was penned. Marking the first single from No Doubt in 9 years, were glad Gwen is back at what she does best.
Settle Down, the new single by No Doubt, is out today. .
Read the full interview with Gwen Stefani in the October issue of ELLE on sale now.