Shakira continues to reveal new details and collabs on her new album
The first preview of her new album, without a name, song list or release date, was the music video for “Te felicito.”
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After suffering severe health problems with her vocal cords, the 'barranquillera' Shakira is working hard on her next record release. It's been too long since the release of El Dorado (2017), and the Colombian singer has shown recently that she's fit and inspired.
Her first preview of a new album, which still doesn't have a name, song list or release date, was the surprise music video for “Te felicito.” For the video and song, she collaborated with reggaeton singer Rauw Alejandro. Initially, there were speculations that it could be a joint song with Rosalía, but she opted to join forces with the boyfriend of the artist behind Motomami.
Days before the release of the video, the Colombian surprised her fans. In "Te felicito," which speaks about lack of love, hypocrisy and falsehood, the figure of a white robot stands out, and the singer based the choreography on robotic movements. The mysterious robot appeared surprisingly as the cover of all Shakira's music videos on YouTube, causing confusion among her fans.
The song with Rauw Alejandro shows that Shakira is willing to merge new genres and formats in her next work. Previously, she entered the world of reggaeton with Nicky Jam and Maluma. For now, she also released “Me gusta” (which she performs with urban music star Anuel AA) and "Don’t Wait Up." There will be songs in English and Spanish.
“I have been working on this album. Enjoying it very much. It's an album with a lot of electronic sounds, it has a bit of everything too. There's an urban touch, there's a rock touch... it's one of the albums I'm most proud of," Shakira said in a recent interview. She really wants to share it with her fans, who are looking forward to hearing all the songs.
Among the rumors on social media, there are those who speculate she will have a list of top collaborators. To celebrate her 30 years in the world of music, some said Drake, Camila Cabello, Camilo and Cardi B could contribute their voices to the singer's new production.
With her twelfth studio album, the Colombian singer and businesswoman wants to show that she is still inspired and capable of competing with the new emerging stars. The 'Queen of Latin Pop' continues to be a source of inspiration: at Coachella, her compatriot Karol G paid tribute to her with a cover of "Hips Don't Lie."
She's also on the list of the most awarded Latin artists, with 41 Latin Billboard Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, three Grammys, 12 Latin Grammys, and a Latin Grammy for Person of the Year. Will Shakira be able to keep up her level and win new awards with her new album?