by Jodee Brown
Prominent Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Busy Signal has scored another major accomplishment on his international resume as he’s joined forces with prominent rock and roll group, No Doubt.
Having previously collaborated with Dancehall stalwarts such as the Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw (Underneath It All)as well as Busy Signal’s long-time mentor and Allianceleader, Bounty Killer, No Doubt has merged with the Step Out singer on a new single entitled, Push and Shove.
The joint effort will become the lead single on No Doubt’s fifth studio album which will be unveiled on September 25, 2012 according to the legendary band.
For Busy Signal, his experience alongside No Doubt’s lead vocalist, Gwen Stefani and her group mates was enjoyable as the level of innovation while in the studio was unlimited.
“Sometimes you can’t really explain the vibe to how it just glorious in terms of the music and the ideas and the creativity. When everybody just a come up with their different parts and different ideas and we just sharing them. It’s definitely a good thing to look out for. Busy Signal, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani – it’s just great,” he told the Jamaica STAR.
The artiste, whose real name is Reanno Gordon also believes that this venture shows how much attention that highly regarded overseas artistes are giving to authentic Dancehall/Reggae music.
“I’m just here giving thanks for the blessings and just a continue to do the work that I’m doing because it’s showing that the people outside of Jamaica who really know the real thing, them come and them choose who they think is qualified to even be in studio collaborating with them,” he said.
Meanwhile, Busy Signal’s manager, Shane Brown explained the origins of this collaboration, explaining that after Busy had recorded a single alongside Diplo of Major Lazer which Stefani later heard and liked; thus leading them to meet in studio and record, Push and Shove.
No Doubt’s previous collaborations with Dancehall/reggae acts have earned music’s highest honor as their 2001 collaboration with Bounty Killer (Hey Baby) and the 2004 effort alongside Lady Saw (Underneath It All) both nabbed Grammy awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.