In a recent radio interview with Major Lazer’s Diplo (“Push and Shove”), he mentioned that the group’s new track, “Keep Cool”, was originally written and presented to No Doubt during the Push and Shove writing sessions. No Doubt apparently wasn’t that into it though it was only partially written. Once the band turned it down, he then pitched “Keep Cool” to Major Lazer. The track, which is featured on Major Lazer’s new album Free the Universe, features Shaggy and Wyntor Gordon on the track now. Diplo hinted that if the track did appear on No Doubt’s album, Shaggy would have been a guest appearance on the song. It’s pretty interesting to hear some more behind-the-scenes info on the writing process. The track is pretty neat and we could hear Gwen singing on the track. We would be curious how the band would have made it their own, too.
Huge thank you to Claire Oldfield for sharing the story with everyone!