The Harajuku Queen is back!! Since singing on as a coach for season 7 of The Voice last year, Gwen Stefani has been been dropping hints that a solo return was in the works. From her surprise appearance at the Coachella festival with Pharrell, to her collaboration with fellow Voice coach Adam Levine on Maroon 5‘s “My Heart Is Open“, to the endless recording studio visits, we all knew it was coming – so without further ado here is her brand-new single “Baby Don’t Lie“! The track will serve as the lead single off her upcoming third solo album, which will be her first since 2006′s The Sweet Escape. Produced and written alongside Benny Blanco and OneRepublic’s frontman Ryan Tedder, “Baby Don’t Lie” is a smooth and infectious pop jam driven by an enchanting chilled-out, island-flavored beat, hard-hitting drums, and summery synth work. “Baby don’t, baby don’t, baby don’t, baby don’t lie…/I don’t need to cry no longer!,” she chants on the repetitive earworm of a chorus. Sure, it doesn’t exactly sound like the big radio hit we’re all expecting upon first listen but “Baby Don’t Lie” is undeniably a great song that grows on you the more you get into it – I’m loving the breezy vibe and that quirky bridge breakdown (classic Gwen). I expect she’s saving the big ones for later 😉
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