The media is buzzing over No Doubt’s collaboration with Major Lazer,following No Doubt’s tweets about working with the production team-we are SO excited to hear the collaboration!!
The members of No Doubt posing in front of laptops, headphones and a keyboard with Diplo and Switch (aka trippy electronic duo Major Lazer)? A pic of such a meeting was posted online via the Twitter account for the Gwen Stefani-led band last night. So will ND’s new album have jams that sound like Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)”? Or Robyn’s “Dancehall Queen”? All we really know is that the alt-pop band’s single, a cover of Talk Talk’s “It’s My Life,” arrived nearly eight years ago. At this point we’ll rock steady to anything.
MTV Hive ReTweeted No Doubt’s tweet from last night in which they posted a photo of themselves with Major Lazer in the studio:
@MTVHive NEWS: No Doubt and Major Lazer collaborating in the studio: RT@nodoubt and @majorlazer together: yfrog.com/kiot2vnj
In 2001, ska-inflected alt-rock fixtures No Doubt released their last album to date, Rock Steady, which featured a significant dancehall and reggae influence. Now, they’re in the studio working on their first record in a decade, and they’ve teamed up with another outfit influenced by Jamaican sounds: Diplo and Switch’s Major Lazer.
The NJ Underground points to No Doubt’s Twitter feed, which last night featured a few Tweets from guitarist Tom Dumont: “We’re working on 3 different songs 2nite in 3 different rooms in the same studio complex, all at once…@majorlazer in one of those rooms. Cutting drums with Adrian [drummer Adrian Young] at the moment.” The above picture was then Tweeted from the band’s account a few hours later.
No Doubt is still hard at work on their first album in nearly a decade, and last night the group received some help from dancehall/electro production duo Major Lazer. A photo of the band with producers Diplo and Switch was posted on No Doubt’s official Twitter page Wednesday night (July 20).