Okay! Our good friend Kristen was able to listen to Gwen’s brand new solo single “Baby Don’t Lie” this morning and sent us in a little insight to the “tribal” sounding song written with OneRebuplic’s Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco.
The song has been sent out to radio with a tentative release date of October 6 but is still being worked out to coincide with The Voice.
Kristen describes the song as “total top 40” and features a “driving beat” with “crazy catchy, repetitive vocal lines in the chorus”. She says it has a “tribal” feel that features men chanting “oohs” during the track. Kristen says that the song reminds her of Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell Em” except “Baby Don’t Lie” comes across as “lighter and not urban sounding”.
She can’t share much more about the song but can confirm that a holiday solo album release for Gwen is the plan as well as a future release from No Doubt. This is seriously the best news ever and we are so excited and incredibly happy for Gwen and the band!
“All right, yâ€™all, Iâ€™ve been trying to think of the most accurate way to describe the song to you. First – ITâ€™S GOOD. You can definitely tell Ryan Tedder wrote it. A lot of the elements you can hear in OneRepublicâ€™s latest single â€œLove Runs Outâ€ and Adeleâ€™s â€œRumor Has Itâ€ (which he wrote with her) are there – that driving beat in particular; the short, crazy catchy, repetitive vocal lines in the chorus, with men chanting â€œoohâ€s after it which all together give it that, â€œtribalâ€ feel thatâ€™s been in a trend in pop music lately. The instrumentation in the verses reminds me of that Jeremih, song â€œDonâ€™t Tell â€˜Emâ€ except Gwenâ€™s song is lighter and not urban sounding, just the best description I can find. Itâ€™s TOTAL Top 40, way more so than Hot AC. Also they are not sure about the 10/6 release date. They need to coordinate with the Voice. Thatâ€™s most of the info I have and all I can share. Looking good for a solo album by the holidays and YES I got confirmation the label knows there is new No Doubt in the works too!! No details about that but I am guessing it will be poppy and everyone seems to be hoping Gwen uses the solo time to draw a line back to the band. There you go!”