Access Hollywood was lucky enough to chat with No Doubt on the pink carpet at the Teen Choice Awards before they headed inside to perform.
Tom said that it “feels like home” to be back on the red carpet.
No Doubt performed new music for the first time since their reformation, taking the stage at Sundayâ€™s Teen Choice Awards to play â€œSettle Down,â€ the first single from their upcoming album Push and Shove.
â€œIt feels really rewarding because we worked really hard on this record,â€ front woman Gwen Stefani told Access Hollywood before the show. â€œIt was a really hard record to make. [It was] really challenging to find the time to do it, and now to feel like weâ€™re actually talking about it â€“ this is the first time weâ€™re doing this.â€
No Doubt cleaned up their â€™90s ska look, replacing it with with edgy black and white ensembles while Stefaniâ€™s signature platinum locks and red lips remained.
Bassist Tony Kanal explained why the four-year recording process for the new album was so trying.
â€œWhen we started working on the music, it really had to feel right before we were ready to put the record out,â€ he said in the interview. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of kids between us, so weâ€™re pulled in many different directions.
Weâ€™re so proud of this record, and we put a lot of time into it. And here we are now, so proud to talk about it.â€
Stefani said her lyrics reflect the challenge of putting out the record with so many other commitments, like family and solo projects.
â€œLyrically I think there is a lot about being overwhelmed, because I think itâ€™s overwhelming to try to do everything. Thereâ€™s a lot of that in the record I think,â€ she said. â€œAt the same time when we got together to write, it was our moment to escape and just be creative and not think about that stuff for a minute, and then go back and think about it again. So that was challenging â€“ the two worlds â€“ trying to make it all work.â€