Gwen Stefani dropped a new song today titled, “Slow Clap,” the singer’s first single of the year, following up her ska throwback track “Let Me Reintroduce Myself.” Once again, Stefani has returned to her reggae and ska roots reminiscent of early No Doubt.
The lyrics from “Slow Clap” include, “I’ll be David, you Goliath / Set the rule and I’ll defy it / You be angry, I’ll be quiet/I don’t wanna go to the back of the line / No, no, I put in my time / From the garage to the penthouse girls / Underdog to the top of the world.”
Stefani described the process of revisiting her reggae and ska roots with “Let Me Reintroduce Myself,” saying “I just had this lightbulb moment. I was like, ‘I really want to investigate where I started in music — the reggae and ska, when I first fell in love with music, when it defined who I was. I really want to do happy music, that’s where it all started.’ Once I got into that mode, it was like a wildfire, because every person I went in with, we were just so inspired and excited to be doing that kind of music.”
Here’s what fans think about Gwen Stefani’s new track:
Oh wow! Slow Clap definitely sounds like a mix of No Doubt Rock Steady and her old sound from LAMB. I love it! ✅✅ @gwenstefani 🥰— Richard (@RKarHol) March 11, 2021
ITS SO AMAZING OMG IM OBSESSED IT'S LIKE LET ME REINTRODUCE MYSELF'S SIBLING AHHHHH pic.twitter.com/YBD1Bzx279— kait | SLOW CLAP OUT TODAY !! (@blakeylovesgwen) March 11, 2021
Hubby Blake Shelton showed his support for his bride-to-be: