Pitchfork has announced a new release from Gwen Stefani. The new song entitled “Slow Clap” features Saweetie on the track.
Last month, the world saw the release of the song performed by Stefani live on Jimmy Kimmel Live. This new music video, which is directed by Sophie Muller, a well known collaborator for Stefani and No Doubt–features hip hop artist Saweetie.
You can see the official music video on Gwen Stefani’s official VEVO YouTube channel.
The video features Gwen Stefani in a high school setting, where she plays the role of a jock/cheerleader. This makes sense due to the song’s upbeat and positive lyrics of supporting each other and ourselves. It follows with girls playing jump rope, and then some basketball is played as well. We also get hints that Saweetie is here, though the video really builds up the anticipation for her part to begin. It’s shot very beautifully, the colors are bright and fun, and everything is very light, pleasing to the eye. The most beautiful shot has to be of Stefani and Saweetie in dresses jumping on the trampoline.
The addition of Saweetie brings the song alive. Stefani has managed to create another hit on her hands. Saweetie is yet again remarkable, and the release of her solo debut album (Pretty Bitch Music due for 2021) is something to look forward to.
It was not long ago that Gwen Stefani previously released a song; just last year in December she had released a single entitled “Let Me Reintroduce Myself.”
It was also reported that Kanye West was looking to do a gospel cover version of No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak.”
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