The two former lovers admitted there was a “brutal” period of time when even performing their hit single “Don’t Speak” proved nearly overwhelming. According to Kanal, “We were on tour for Tragic Kingdom for 28 months. We were going through the breakup, and in every interview we were talking about it so we were opening this wound on an hourly basis. It was so brutal but I don’t know how we made it through.”
Stefani echoed those sentiments by saying, “Before, I was really passive, all I cared about was being in love with my boyfriend. I didn’t have any creative power, nothing. I don’t know that person any more. But I’d been really bad at school and didn’t know what I would do, I just sang in my brother’s band. But after the breakup I just started writing all these songs and suddenly I was: ‘Oh, I think I’m really good at this!’”
It’s been over two decades since the band first formed, yet the new album “Push and Shove” would make you think that no time has passed. The songs are just as cohesive as ever, and the fans are sure to have just as much fun as always watching the band perform the new songs live.
One thing that doesn’t seem to be in doubt is that for whatever reason, the world seems to be a better place when No Doubt is rocking it.