“4 in the Morning” is a song by American recording artist Gwen Stefani from her second solo album, The Sweet Escape (2006). Written by Stefani and Tony Kanal, the song is a 1980s-inspired ballad that Stefani began writing while pregnant and finished with No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal. It received generally positive reviews from music critics.
The song was released as the album’s third single in 2007. It was commercially unsuccessful in the United States but fared somewhat better elsewhere. Stefani has stated that “4 in the Morning” is one of her favorite songs from The Sweet Escape
The music video was directed by Sophie Muller and features a tearful and distraught Stefani, lying in bed as she begins to sing to the camera. In a white inside out L.A.M.B. T-shirt, she wanders around her apartment lost and questioning her lover, who is in fact absent from the video. The lyrics describe an argument, which she has with an off-screen lover throughout the video. After lying around her apartment and crying during a bath, she leaves her house and travels in a car, as she sits tearfully in the back. The video ends with Stefani rolling on the bed.