"Crash" is a song by American recording artist Gwen Stefani from her debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Written by Stefani and Tony Kanal, the song uses automobile metaphors to describe a relationship, and it received mixed reviews from critics. Not originally planned as a single, the song was released as the album's sixth and final single in early 2006 during Stefani's pregnancy.
Background and writing
Stefani had been working on her solo project with Linda Perry. The two penned several songs, including lead single "What You Waiting For?", but Stefani found the process difficult, commenting, "It's humiliating and intimidating even if they're sweet and excited, because you're drowning in their creativity."
Stefani's No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal invited her to his house so that the two could go out with friends. Though Stefani had wanted to work with Kanal, she was concerned that his work would not... Read More