Settle Down: Kimbra vs No Doubt
I declare this one a tie!
No Doubt’s is of course the debut single from their comeback record, Push and Shove, after an almost 11 year hiatus! It was released last summer. And Kimbra’s was released two years earlier, the debut single from her debut album, Vows. Also (useless fact), both are the leadoff tracks on their respective albums!
No Doubt’s “Settle Down” sees them returning to their ska roots, with a touch of dancehall in there. And Kimbra’s “Settle Down” is a pretty catchy indie pop/folk ditty based on a vocal loop from Kimbra that is prominent for much of the song! To say it has a bit of a Regina Spektor feel to it would not be too far off, and definitely a compliment!
Although the song names are the same, the meanings behind the titles are definitely different!