Well, the internets seem to be going crazy about the news from the band that they are taking their time with the album and are not rushing for a 2011 release that was anticipated all year. We personally respect the band for coming forward and releasing the statement that a lot of us fans were anticipating, especially after Tony revealed to a fan that the album was due in March 2012. We don’t feel disappointed at all, and I think next Spring is ideal for the new album. It’s the perfect time for a summer or fall tour, and we want the band to really release something everyone will love and their hearts are into, not a deadline.
We just wanted to share a few articles that we have come across, and most of them have been positive.
MTV — Considering how long No Doubt fans have been waiting for the release of their next album, it should come as no surprise that they’ll have to wait a little longer.
The group took to their official site this week to let fans know it’s going to take a little longer than planned before they drop anything new. “Ideally our new record would be coming out this year but it’s just not ready yet,” the statement reads. “We don’t want to rush this album just to get it out. This collection of songs means everything to us and our only priority right now is to make sure that it’s the best album we can possibly make. There is still more work for us to do. …”
The band noted that while no new music will be coming out in 2011, it’s been a big year for them in other ways. “The past twelve months have been eventful; we performed for Paul McCartney and President Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors, three beautiful new No Doubt babies were born, and we’ve recorded in studios all over Los Angeles.”
They added at the end of the statement that the delay will actually benefit fans. “We love our fans and are doing this for your ears and want you to know how much we appreciate your patience and support,” they wrote. “There have been some stories circulating about us collaborating with outside producers and artists. Please don’t believe anything you hear unless it comes from us.”
The group has been keeping fans up-to-date on the progress of the album through interviews and on Twitter. It will be their first studio release since 2001’s Rock Steady.
NME — No Doubt have announced that their new album will be not be completed in time to be released this year.
The band are currently working on the follow-up to 2001’s ‘Rock Steady’ which they were hoping to release before Christmas.
But in a statement on their official website Nodoubt.com, they said: “Ideally our new record would be coming out this year but it’s just not ready yet. We don’t want to rush this album just to get it out. This collection of songs means everything to us and our only priority right now is to make sure that it’s the best album we can possibly make. There is still more work for us to do.”
They added: “We love our fans and are doing this for your ears and want you to know how much we appreciate your patience and support.”
Tracks slated to appear on the as-yet-untitled album include ‘Undercover’, ‘Settle Down’, ‘Easy’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘Dreaming The Same Dream’.