"Cool" is a song by American singer Gwen Stefani. It is from her debut studio album Love. Music. Baby. The song was released as the fourth single from the album on July 5, 2005.
The lyrics of the song are based on Stefani's relationship with her former bassist Tony Kanal. She wrote the song about ten years after the relationship ended.
The song is about being happy for the person who has moved on, even if it is your ex. During a breakup, it can be hard to accept your loss. But it is important to remember that you can still be friends.
In the video, you see Gwen sitting with her ex and his new girlfriend. The duo is in a mansion. They are laughing and making eye contact.
When you look at the video, you'll realize that the couple isn't friends, but they are romantically connected. There are flashbacks of the couple's past, and they spend much of the song holding each other's hand.
The duality of the song is realistic. You can be friendly to your ex, and yet be completely candid about yourself.
Gwen's voice echoes her experience in coming to terms with her past. Eventually, she learns to let go of her former love. Afterward, she meets up with her ex in his new life.
The video is shot in Lake Como, Italy. Gwen appears in a '50s-inspired getup. Wearing a red polka-dot dress, she struts around the lake.