I think I should thank God, Buddha or whoever for growing up with California rock and ska music, to me the best kind of music of all times. In the 90s punk and ska were brought to success in the US music industry also thanks to one of my favourite band of all times: No Doubt. Since the times of Just A Girl and Don’t Speak, the 4 guys from Anaheim have come a long way, and especially Gwen Stefani has become one of the most successful singers and business women worldwide.
After the planetary success of L.A.M.B and The Sweet Escape, Gwen is struggling a bit to turn her third album This Is What The Truth Feels Like as a bomb just like the former two. After releasing the buzz single Make Me Like You (I’d say a very easy but decent track), Gwen choses Misery as the lead single to promote TIWTTFL. And I can say this is a very wise choice that only an experienced fox like Gwen could make.
Written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter (authors of Bieber’s Sorry), Misery is a mid tempo song that draws inspiration straight from the 80’s music, seasoned with a touch of glamour of which Gwen is the emblem. Moreover her voice rises from the low register of the verses to the high notes of the chorus. Perfect!
I really think Misery has what it takes to become Gwen‘s next big hit and that could put our Hollaback Girl again at the center of the industry’s spotlight. Enjoy the full video of Misery!