No Doubt‘s Gwen Stefani has revealed that the sound of their new album is being influenced by ’80s music, particularly “one-hit wonders”.
Currently working on their first album since 2001’s ‘Rock Steady’, Stefani explained how they’ve been inspired by the music from that decade.
“The last few weeks we’ve been listening to the worst of the ’80s, in the sense of bad but good,” she told Rolling Stone. “Pop songs, one-hit wonders, nifty songs, things like that. You just go back and find things that you love, and try to figure out how they made them.”
The as-yet-untitled album is due out later this year and, while the group reformed back in 2008, work on their comeback album has been slow due to Stefani being pregnant with her second child.
“They were doing stuff before, but things are kind of starting over,” she admitted. “We might re-visit some of that stuff, but it’s the same old chase. It doesn’t matter how we get there – we want to get there, we will, and we’re having fun doing it.”