Gwen Stefani “Baby Don’t Lie” Maxi CD Features Two New Songs

Gwen Stefani “Baby Don’t Lie” Maxi CD Features Two New Songs

Gwen Stefani has yet to spark the solo fire.

Back in January, it was thought Gwen Stefani would embark on a solo tour. Music exec Irving Azoff confirmed it, but here we are eight months into the year and the only performances we've seen from the Harajuku queen are shows alongside her No Doubt bandmates (their next is Sep. 5 in Aspen, CO).

Gwen released only a few singles this year, including "Baby Don't Lie," and "Spark The Fire." Both songs are alright, but they failed to really draw a crowd like most her music does. Instead, she plays it safe with Pharrell Williams on the latter, who she credits inspired her to get back into the studio, and nothing about Gwen Stefani in the past was safe.

It appears she's scrapped her upcoming album and tour altogether and instead will put forth a maxi CD out Oct. 16 consisting of the album and alternate version of "Baby Don't Lie," as well as fan-favorite "Start A War" and the Pharrell-produced re-working of "Carousel" (a song she first recorded in 2007). "Spark The Fire" was dumped.

Physical release details:

1. Baby Don’t Lie (Album Version) (3:23)
Co-producer – Noel Zancanella
Producer – Benny Blanco (3)
Written By – Benjamin Joseph Levin, Benny Blanco (3), Gwen Stefani, Noel Zancanella, Ryan Tedder

2. Baby Don’t Lie (Alternate Version) (3:20)
Co-producer – Noel Zancanella
Producer – Benny Blanco (3)
Written By – Benjamin Joseph Levin, Benny Blanco (3), Gwen Stefani, Noel Zancanella

3. Start A War (Bonus Track) (3:42)
Producer – Arnthor Birgisson
Written By – Gwen Stefani, Sia

4. Carousel (Bonus Track) (3:48)
Producer – Pharrell Williams
Written By – Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams

October seems far away and slightly random, but we'd honestly prefer to see Stefani halt the production she previously pursued with Williams and attempt something more innovative. "Spark The Fire" had the potential to become a mainstream monster like "Hollaback Girl," but missed the mark entirely. Stefani recently separated from husband Gavin Rossdale, so we imagine she'll have plenty to pull from for new material.