Six months ago, Shakira and the Black Eyed Peas released their collaboration, “Girl Like Me,” included on the group’s album, TRANSLATION. Today, that song gets a new music video.
Although it only came out this year, the Black Eyed Peas and Shakira had originally started working on “Girl Like Me” back in 2008. After 12 years and numerous versions of the song, it’s great that it’s finally out for everyone to hear.
Shakira starts “Girl Like Me,” singing the chorus. Her voice takes on a playful tone as she sings the title, ending with an unconventional, meow-like vocal. Then each of the Black Eyed Peas members takes turns rapping a verse, throwing in plenty of Spanish to fit with their Latina guest. They each have their idea of a dream girl, and unsurprisingly, that girl invariably looks like Shakira. Shakira gets her own verse, confirming that she is indeed as great as the boys think. It’s a fun, light song that gets better with each listen.
The new music video offers us an energetic version of what this idealized Shakira looks like: a girl who is sporty and active. In some shots, Shakira and two backup dancers wear retro workout gear and give a choreographed dance that emphasizes quick footwork. Later, Shakira skateboards through a CGI world, the only bright spot there. The three men in Black Eyed Peas are less active, instead choosing to deliver their respective verses from backdrops that are steampunk and futuristic.
Watch the energizing music video for “Girl Like Me” below:
“Girl Like Me,” produced by will.i.am and co-producers Shakira and Johnny Goldstein, appears on the Black Eyed Peas’ recent album, TRANSLATION. You can stream or buy the album here now. Including the song with Shakira, it contains 10 collaborations and 15 songs in total.
Latest Shakira News
In February, 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’s last studio 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 standalone single “Clandestino.”
Last November 2019, Shakira’s latest live film, Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour, aired in cinemas around the world. It’s now available on streaming as well.
Enjoy “Girl Like Me” and its new music video, as well as the Black Eyed Peas’ full album, TRANSLATION. Stay tuned for more news as Shakira finishes recording and announces the new album.
Keep checking back here for all the latest Shakira music news.