Producers Confirmed for New Album

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Finally some official album news to report!

New album! For sure! Rolling Stone spoke with production duo Rock Mafia (Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Sick Puppies) and Greg Kurstin (Pink, Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santigold) who have confirmed that they are indeed working with No Doubt on new music. They continue by saying they have already been working with the band and are planning to meet with them next week. These producers are huge hit makers so this sounds promising and interesting and we’re relieved to finally hear some official news coming out about what to expect!

No Doubt are also heavily rumored to be working with Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Skrillex, Jim Jonsin and Shellback.

Rolling StoneProducer-songwriter Greg Kurstin and the production team Rock Mafia have confirmed that they are working with No Doubt on new material for the rock band’s next album. Kurstin told Rolling Stone last night at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards that he is currently working on several projects, including No Doubt, who announced in February that they were postponing their 2013 tour plans to go back into the studio.

“They’re working on some new material,” Kurstin said. “We’re been working and we’re going to work on more next week. That will be fun, I think.”

Kurstin, who is best known for his work with Pink, Lily Allen and Kelly Clarkson, recently produced Tegan and Sara’s album Heartthrob, and he is currently also in the studio with Mikky Ekko and Allen. Rock Mafia’s Antonina Armato, who won an ASCAP award last night for her work on Selena Gomez’s recent single “Love You Like a Love Song” and is best known for working with Disney artists, also mentioned that she and Rock Mafia partner Tim James are working with the rock band.

“I’m super excited,” Armato told Rolling Stone. “We’re doing a lot of really amazing, fun stuff. It’s better than ever.”

No Doubt announced their plans to go back into the studio on Facebook back in February. The band’s latest album, Push and Shove, was released in September 2012, and the band had planned a world tour this year.

“While we were traveling the world last year promoting Push and Shove, Gwen mentioned she was inspired to write new music,” the band wrote on Facebook. “In December, around the time of our hometown shows, we discussed the idea of starting 2013 by getting back into the studio together. We did so in January and the new music started flowing with unexpected ease. After spending three years recording the last album, this new pace feels incredibly exciting.

“We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop. So we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired. Our goal as a band is to share this new music with you as quickly as possible – both recorded and live on tour.”

The group has been keeping fans updated on their recording progress on Twitter and Facebook, and they have posted several in-studio photos, including shots of a session at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. There is currently no release date for the album.

26 Replies to “Producers Confirmed for New Album”

  1. Wow, that’s exciting! I’m in love with Kelly Clarkson music. I recommend every song on Stronger (album).

  2. @Sarah – I’m thinking the same thing. Still won’t judge until I hear the final product though. Also kind of weird that Rolling Stone broke this story and not the actual band, but whatever.

  3. yikes! disney artists! somehow make sense though.
    i hope a “rock” producer gets on board. this is all bubblegum pop.
    worried but still hopeful.

  4. Not happy about the co-writers. They should just work with Greg! Thank you Tom for listening to our input :)!!!!

  5. First Stargate and now these guys? Man, it just seems like they’re desperate for a hit at this point. I don’t know about this.

    Why can’t they work with Diplo/Major Lazer again? Or with the Wavves? Bring back Ric Ocasek and Jerry Harrison. I don’t know how I feel about these new collaborations or direction anymore. I’m extremely cautious.

  6. I’ll be lowering my expectations this time… So if it’s not that good I won’t be dissapointed but if it is, it will be a pleasant surprise. I mean when it was getting finished, both Tom and Gwen said that Push and Shove was the best album they ever made…… So yeah. When you are the one making the album I think it’s hard to seperate yourself from the process and look at the materiel subjectively. I’m still excited and very happy they are back to new music so quickly but I’m not going to fall for all this hype again. The fact that it is happening much easier for them this time is a good sign though.

  7. @Bradley W. – Totally agree! Santigold’s last album was too good. If he can work the same magic on ND’s new album, I think we will be in for a real treat.

  8. Simon – Totally agreed! Master of My Make-Belive is one of the best albums I think I’ve ever heard. It’s just so good.

  9. To those of you who don’t want a “pop” album…good luck with that considering the fact No Doubt IS a pop band

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