Two months ago, Shakira shared her latest single, “Me Gusta,” featuring Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA. It’s our first taste of her upcoming new album, expected later this year. Today, fans can finally see the single’s colorful new music video.
“Me Gusta” is a catchy but emotional song. Over a reggaeton beat, Anuel AA and Shakira take turns, singing the verses and choruses in halves. Anuel AA takes the lead while Shakira plays the role of responding. It’s a song of disfunctional love and wanting to reclaim what the couple once had. It samples Inner Circle’s 1992 song, “Sweat (A La La La La Long).”
The music video starts with a shot of a train zooming through forests and tunnels before cutting to a range of different sets, each with its own vibrant color scheme. We see Shakira and Anuel AA in a retro kitchen, decorated in pastel pinks and blues. (Enjoy a refreshing return to brunette Shakira!) Then we see them each separately on that train: jewel-toned greens, oranges, and purples. While Anuel AA orders food, Shakira stalks the halls. We also find them in a luxurious dining hall, the table covered with strange dishes, and Shakira’s golden hair matching the yellow palette. They argue and don’t seem to enjoy their (odd) food. Finally, Shakira struts in a blue bedroom accentuated with hot pink parasols.
Throughout the video, Shakira and Anuel AA portray that tense feeling described in the lyrics. But it’s eye-catching video that’s playful and fun in spite of the subject matter.
Watch the music video for “Me Gusta” below:
You can stream or download “Me Gusta” from all the major music providers here. It’s expected to appear on Shakira’s new album, expected later this year.
Latest Shakira News
Shakira’s last album, El Dorado, came out in May 2017. It followed the singles “Chantaje” featuring Maluma and “Me Enamoré,” and led to the singles “Perro Fiel” featuring Nicky Jam, “Trap” featuring Maluma, and “Nada.” “La Bicicleta” with Carlos Vives, “Comme Moi” with Black M, and “Deja Vu” with Prince Royce were also singles prior to the album’s release.
In summer 2018, Shakira and Maluma teamed up a third time for their single “Clandestino.”
Last November, Shakira’s new live film, Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour, aired in cinemas around the world. It is now available on streaming as well.
One month ago, Shakira joined Jennifer Lopez in performing the Superbowl Half Time Show. It was an incredible performance featuring many of their best-known hits. Check out a full video of it here.
Shakira is now working on her next album, and “Me Gusta” is just the first taste. Stay tuned for more news as Shakira finishes recording, releases more songs, and announces the upcoming album.
Enjoy the new music video, and keep checking back here for all the latest Shakira music news.
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