The band No Doubt has not released an album in a decade. What’s the hold up? Children. The group, that has nine children collectively, has made parenting their priority. But the end is near and fans are ready. Stefani and her three bandmates recently gave EW an update about the album’s slow progress.
“We only have a few more songs to finish,” says Stefani. We definitely took a snail’s pace but only because we all have so much going on. My day consists of waking up with babies, and then working out, my clothing lines, and picking them up from school and then rolling into studio about 4:30 and you only have a few hours before you have to be up with the kids again. And I can’t do it five days a week. I have to be home for dinner. It’s such a natural thing for us to be in our band,” says the mother of two. “But then all of a sudden these other humans join in, little tiny ones that are really demanding.”
Fans who became acquainted with Stefani as a solo artist may be wondering, will she release a new solo album? “No, that was a moment in time. It went on a little longer than we all thought it would because it was inspired... We would never have made this record if I hadn’t made those records. Everything works out how it should.”