No Doubt are getting together once again to record their sixth studio album, which will be their first studio album since 2001’s Rock Steady. The album will come out on September 25, 2012 on Interscope Records. The band’s biggest success, Tragic Kingdom (1995), went on to sell over 10 million copies in the U.S. and over 20 million worldwide.
"We are incredibly excited to share the new music with you. Ear candy coming your way… Thank you all so much for your support over the last 25 years. We're really proud of our new album and we hope you love it as much as we do. We'll be posting a lot of updates between now and September as we shoot the video and start rehearsing to perform the new songs live for all of you. We'll send plenty of photos and webisodes as we go so you're there with us. See you soon...”
According to NME, the band previously expected to release an album by Christmas of last year, but decided against it because the songwriting approach on the LP was “desperate”. No Doubt teamed up with Diplo and Switch of Major Lazer to work on the productions, although no word as of yet whether the collaboration is ongoing. The band also released a video to go along with the announcement (see below).