Words By Nico Simino, via Mad Decent—
If you thought word of the first new No Doubt album in 11 years was exciting news, you’ll be glad to know about a new webisode series documenting the recording process. The very first of these webisodes shows No Doubt working at producer Spike Stent’s Santa Monica studio, discussing their recording process and how they hooked up with Major Lazer for the project. Most importantly, though, we get to hear a preview of “Push and Shove,” a collaboration with Diplo/Switch and Busy Signal that is rumored to be the LP’s first single. We’re picking up on a mix of ska, dancehall, rock and what we’ll call “Santigold vibes” in the few moments we can hear here, and our dude Busy is definitely doing his thing. Could No Doubt have another dancehall-inflected pop smash on their hands?