No Doubt is still hard at work on their first album in nearly a decade, and last night the group received some help from dancehall/electro production duo Major Lazer. A photo of the band with producers Diplo and Switch was posted on No Doubt's official Twitter page Wednesday night (July 20).
"We're Working On 3 Different Songs Tonight [sic] In 3 Different Rooms In The Same Studio Complex, All At Once. Like Magic, Somehow It Works", wrote guitarist Tom Dumont. "@majorlazer in one of those rooms. Cutting drums with Adrian [Young] at the moment."
Along with the news of the collaboration, Dumont also shared the titles of two songs the group is working on for the follow-up to 2001's "Rock Steady
". "We are working on this new song called 'Undercover' and it's trying to break out of it's shell
", he wrote on Tuesday, and posted a day later, "Today's track is entitled 'Push And Shove' Wish I could disclose more than a title.
No Doubt announced in January that they had entered the recording studio to work on a new album, after reuniting in 2009 for a summer tour. The members of Major Lazer, meanwhile, have stayed active in the mainstream since the release of their "Lazers Never Die" EP in 2010: Diplo produced Chris Brown's hit "Look At Me Now", while Switch helped produce Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)", which samples Major Lazer's single "Pon De Floor".
Thanks for the report to Billboard.com.