New Music - Gwen Stefani
Of all the popstars I write about (which is A LOT), I must admit I have a personal favorite. I can’t say it’s necessarily based on critical merit, as I don’t love every single song she’s put out, but she came into my life at a critical time (read: Hugh as a teenage boy) and released some fucking amazing pop music, and the world and I have never been the same since.
That woman is, of course, Gwen Stefani.
We’ve been hearing about a resurrection of her solo career for some time now, but she and her label were mum on the subject...until recently. Only a month or so ago did everyone finally admit that it was actually happening, and music would be arriving soon. I pretty much died.
Well, here it is. “Baby Don’t Lie” is the lead single from Gwen’s as-yet-untitled third solo studio album, and it’s pretty much everything we love about her. The song is unique, but accessible. It’s a hit, but it doesn’t pander. It’s wonderful, but also wonderful.
If this is a sign of things to come, I’M NOT WORTHY.