From The Vault: Gwen Stefani – ‘Cool’

Published: Sunday 20th Mar 2016 by Joe

With Gwen Stefani set to top the charts with her third studio album, this week’s From The Vault pick salutes a  Gwen gem from her first LP.

Cue ‘Cool’ from ‘Love.Angel.Music.Baby.’ 

Serviced as the fourth cut from the blockbuster project, the New Wave inspired track was released in 2005.

Produced by Nellee Hooper and Dallas Austin, the latter also co-wrote the song with Stefani.

While ‘Cool’ only reached Top 40 status overseas, was a hit in the US peaking at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on the Pop tally.

The lyrics pull from real life in its centring on Gwen’s relationship with No Doubt-bandmate and former-bae Tony Kanal and how (after the ups and the challenges of life) they’ve remained more than colleagues but good friends too.

Sophie Muller helmed the video, which was shot in Lake Como, Italy and features the singer playing opposite Spanish actor Daniel Gonzàlez — and Erin Lokitz… who happens to be Kanal’s girlfriend.

It plays like a literal, yet creative take on the song’s resonating lyrics.

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After a series of missteps, Team Gwen finally seem to have things in check and we couldn’t be happier. For, Ms Stefani is among the few artists who rose to prominence during the golden age of the 90s but somehow still possess all that is “required” to be successful in todays climate.

Hopefully the next chapter of her solo run is as colorful, captivating and game-changing as her first swing of the bat.

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  1. LB March 20, 2016

    Anti = #1 according to billboard

    • Kev Kev March 21, 2016

      This week yes but the following week will be Gwen. The charts are always compiled a week ahead.

  2. BOOM March 20, 2016

    Such a beautiful song with a perfect video reflecting the lyrics. A true gem

  3. I support great music March 20, 2016

    Love her

  4. King Mark111 /.\ March 20, 2016

    She had a great Era that year. I recall her first two singles not doing much and then Hollaback Girl dropped. The this afternoon and that Biggie sample song.

  5. RealNegro March 20, 2016

    Loved this song. I remembered seeing this on trl.

  6. Tran anti no honey love time but it okay girl March 20, 2016

    Awesome

  7. Dossome March 20, 2016

    Luxurious was my jam back then

  8. F March 21, 2016

    This album was so good, truly Gwen’s best body of work till date

  9. Musika March 21, 2016

    She got rid of my girl Charli XCX’s written songs off her album. Shame..she just lost a potential Top 20 Hit at the Hot 100 smh..

    • King B March 21, 2016

      Please! Charlie can barely get a top 20 with her singles. Bloop on your comment 💅🏿

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