Fifteen years ago, Gwen Stefani took a break from her band No Doubt and released her first solo album. By all measures, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was a huge success, launching massive singles like “Hollaback Girl” and “Cool,” endless touring, and numerous award nominations. Its inescapable influence even necessitated a followup album, The Sweet Escape, two years later. We all know the aforementioned singles, plus “What You Waiting For?,” “Rich Girl,” and “Luxurious.” But today, one album track, “Harajuku Girls,” gets an unexpected music video. Or rather, a “dance” video, with choreography by Yuki Murauchi. The video may be 15 years late, but we’re certainly welcoming this surprise!
Throughout the “Harajuku Girls” dance video, we see the four dancers – Love, Angel, Music, and Baby, who famously appeared alongside Gwen throughout the LAMB era (was it cultural appreciation… or cultural appropriation?). We’ve haven’t seen them with Gwen in a decade, but here they are, grooving to an impossibly fun song about Japanese fashion. The video chops off two entire minutes from the original track, but the song still maintains its enthusiasm.
Watch the dance video for “Harajuku Girls” below:
Gwen Stefani did a Las Vegas residency last year, and this summer she’s back for another round. She’ll be at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas throughout July, and again in October and early November. Check out dates and buy tickets now before they’re gone!
Although Gwen released another album with No Doubt in 2012, she went solo again a few years later. Her last solo studio album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, came out early in 2016. She also released a holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas. For now, Gwen seems pretty busy with her Las Vegas residency, but hopefully she’ll begin work on another album soon.
Enjoy the new “Harajuku Girls” dance video, and keep checking back here for all the latest Gwen Stefani music news.
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