New Radicals (stylized as Иew Radicals) were an American alternative rock band formed in 1997 in Los Angeles, California. The band is centered on frontman Gregg Alexander, who wrote and produced all of their songs. The band's only other permanent member was keyboardist and percussionist Danielle Brisebois.
The band released only one album, 1998's Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too, an alternative rock album heavily influenced by the rock and soul of the 1970s, containing—among radio-friendly modern rock tracks and love songs—strong criticism of corporate America. The band is known for their debut single "You Get What You Give". Despite aspects of the lyrics generating minor controversy for their references to certain celebrities, the song topped the charts in Canada and New Zealand, became a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, and was in the top 40 in the US.Tired of touring and promotional interviews, Alexander disbanded the group in mid-1999 before the release of their second single, "Someday We'll Know", to focus on writing and producing songs for other artists. Alexander and Brisebois' songwriting partnership continued following the disbanding of the group, with the two being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2015 for their composition "Lost Stars" from the film Begin Again.
Since the band's disbandment, the band has received numerous offers for a reunion tour or new album, but Alexander has repeatedly turned these down. However, the band finally reunited for a one off performance on January 20, 2021, at President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.