No Doubt has returned to the scene with "Settle Down," the first single since the release of the band's last hit-packed album, "Rock Steady," in 2001.
The track, from their upcoming album, "Push and Shove," is a sunny, speaker-thumping jam brimming with the band's signature ska-laced swagger. Frontwoman Gwen Stefani's power purr glides over a plucky soundscape of balmy dub guitar riffs produced by Mark "Spike" Stent.
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