Yesterday Gwen Stefani released her first solo single since 2006. “Baby Don’t Lie” is a reggae influenced song about a lying significant other, and marks Gwen’s solo comeback. Now we can pair that new tune with a colorful new video. It was directed by Sophie Muller and Weirdcore. Watch the “Baby Don’t Lie” music video below:
Like Gwen’s previous two lead singles, this “Baby Don’t Lie” video is inspired by a well known story. While her 2004 debut “What You Waiting For?” played off of Alice In Wonderland, and her 2006 sophomore album started with a Sound Of Music referencing “Wind It Up,” this new music video is more subtle in its inspiration.
“Baby Don’t Lie” is set in a colorful and eerie land of Oz, inspired by the classic novel and film, The Wizard Of Oz. We see Gwen strolling down the yellow brick road (singing “we’ve been walking down this road for some time”). She then encounters some animated characters that look like the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, and if you see some swirling words, that’s the tornado that got Gwen into Oz in the first place.
Unlike previous videos in which Gwen was accompanied by her entourage of four Harajuku girls, this video shows her with six other girls that appear near the end to dance in the street. There is no word yet on whether the famous Harajuku girls will rejoin Gwen for her third album cycle.
“Baby Don’t Lie” is just the first from Gwen’s upcoming third solo album. She’s already teased a possible second single called “Spark The Fire,” which may already have a music video as well. The album is tentatively aiming for a December release, but could be pushed back into early 2015. You can catch up on everything we know about Gwen’s – and No Doubt’s! – new albums, and check out a list of possible songs. Keep coming back here for more news on new Gwen Stefani and No Doubt music.