Tom further confirmed that the band has recorded the whole album so far in Los Angeles, no Jamaica.
Well… I guess this may be too good to be true. Thanks to our friend Rosie for doing a little detective work, it seems that 1/2 of Major Lazer (Diplo) was actually in Los Angeles yesterday night, and with No Doubt in the studio… so that really doesn’t add up. Aww… sorry for any confusion this caused, and it’s a total bummer. Don’t get us wrong, still pumped that the band was in the studio, but being in Jamaica would have been icing on the new album’s cake.
Shame on you, VH1.
Well, this is interesting! And another thing… how did we not know about this?
No Doubt is currently in Jamaica! How exciting is that! According to VH1, they are down there with Major Lazer for the “final stages” of recording the new album. No wonder we haven’t seen any of the band out and about… cause they are super hard at work on the album in Jamaica! No Doubt also recorded some of Rock Steady down there as well. We will have more information once we hear something more! The last time they were spotted in the states was Sunday when Gwen Tweeted she was having lunch with fashionista Rachel Zoe. Hopefully we hear something from the band!
VH1 — No Doubt are way past ready to finish their new album. After writing songs and recording demos on and off for nearly three years, the band committed in earnest to getting everything on tape in 2011. As of last month the band had completed a number of songs and was previewing a couple for Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone. Since then, theyâ€™ve all holed up in a studio in Jamaica, including multi-instrumentalist and touring member Gabriel McNair (far left in the above picture), for what they hope will be the home stretch of recording.
Last night they shared the above photo on Twitter, revealing that in addition to the production of Mark â€œSpikeâ€ Stent, theyâ€™ve recruited production team (and artists in their own right) Major Lazer, also known as Diplo (center, in plaid) and Switch (second from right, with the Fred Perry polo). As Major Lazer, theyâ€™ve produced for BeyoncÃ© (â€œRun the World (Girls)â€) among others, and they have plenty of other credits to their names individually. Who knows what sound the duo will be bringing to the table with No Doubt? One thingâ€™s for sure: they will probably try to record more dancehall MCs for Major Lazerâ€™s sophomore effort, since theyâ€™re already in Jamaicaâ€”on someone elseâ€™s dime, no less. We are very excited to hear No Doubtâ€™s new album, which will, with any luck, come out later this year.