Every time I listen to this song, I like it a little bit more. The first time I heard it, I liked it, but I knew it was a song I would have to get really used to and that would grow on me. Which is exactly how it’s going.
It’s very catchy, which is a great for a single, especially a first single in over a decade. It feels, to me, like a sort of dance pop song, which isn’t exactly a bad thing, especially because it also has a very distinct reggae beat to it. It feels like No Doubt, which is really what I was hoping for most.
The video itself I LOVE. I love the theme and all the bright colors; again, it feels very much like them. Obviously, my favorite scene was when they met and hugged, especially because that included the four main members, but it also included the horn players Gabe and Stephen. It was definitely an ALL MY EMOTIONS moment.
I also really liked Gwen’s dance scenes, mostly because that felt the most real and the most connected to the song. I think it’s funny, and also brilliant, because that was essentially what Gwen said about the scene and why it was her favorite. Watching the finished product, you can feel that come across during those scenes; it was really well done.
I really cannot wait for this album to come out. September is only a couple months, but it feels like a century right now. [Sidenote: Push And Shove is an excellent album name, let’s just take a moment to appreciate that fact.]