Our favorite Hollaback Girl is back with new music! Gwen Stefani premiered the video for her latest single “Baby Don’t Lie” earlier this week, giving us a taste of what’s to come with her forthcoming solo album. The clip, directed by Sophie Muller, who also directed a handful of videos for No Doubt, features Stefani walking along a glitchy, colorful landscape. It’s hypnotizing, and might it give you a headache, but it’s pure Gwen. Check it out!
You can buy the Benny Blanco produced track on iTunes now. The song is catchy, and becomes a bit of an earworm after a couple of listens, but there is already a bit of controversy surrounding it. According to fans of Swedish pop singer Ji Nilsson, “Baby Don’t Lie” sounds a lot like her song “Heartbreakfree.” You can head over to Spin.com to compare Nilsson’s song with Gwen’s. Let’s hope all of the tracks she did with fellow ‘The Voice‘ coach Pharrell Williams have original beats.
After some very likable and talented singers were eliminated from the competition last season on ‘The Voice,’ I pretty much gave up on it. The new trailer for the upcoming seventh season gives up a sneak peek of what looks to be a rejuvenated series. Returning coaches Blake Shelton and the now bleach-blonde Adam Levine are joined by hat loving multi-selling winner of everything, Pharrell Williams and the Hollaback Girl herself, Gwen Stefani. Here’s the trailer! Continue Reading
Gwen Stefani covers Vogue for the second time, sporting full Saint Laurent Spring 2013 outfits. I’m not a fan of the big pilgrim hat, but she works it. She also joins the rest of No Doubt in a shoot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. The band has been around as long as I have, but are still gaining new fans, like President Obama.
Gwen gushes about the Prez asking for a special performance when he made an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ back in October in the interview, and discusses how she’s still “Just A Girl” at 43. “There have been some times where I have felt that really shitty feeling of being like, Gosh, do the men in this world even think that I’m on their level,” she says.
Despite once feeling as if she didn’t belong in a male dominated industry, she is now one of the few rock chicks left. “What sets Gwen apart for sure from the Katy Perrys, the Taylor Swifts, is that she fronts a rock band. I can’t think of any other female pop singer in my generation who does that,” bandmate and friend Tom Dumont says of her longevity.
I for one am glad Gwen and Co. are still kicking, and it’s because they’ve always done their own thing.
“I feel like we’ve always been in our own little lane,” says Stefani. “Never fitting in. Never a nineties grunge band, never a pop girl band. And it’s the same now. I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this Alice in Wonderland pretend version of myself. But this, being in No Doubt, is really who I am.”
The issue hits newsstands on Christmas Day!