Today, Vogue Méxcio y Latinoamérica published a new interview with Shakira, in which the Colombian singer shared some exciting news about forthcoming music. Shakira has been recording over the past few months, and fans will get to hear one new song next month! A full album is expected early in 2022.
First, Shakira revealed that she’s written about some hard-hitting topics. In the past, Shakira has tackled politics in songs like “Timor” and religion in “How Do You Do.” Though it’s been a while since she sang about such weighty subjects, at least one new song shares some of her political perspective. As Shakira stated in the Vogue interview:
First I think and then I write. Sometimes I do a reflection immediately after writing something that involves some political opinion, to know if what I am saying is really going to have a positive or negative effect on people. I will think about it. I recently wrote a song with some political and social content and I’m pondering whether it’s really worth it or not. There are many things that I keep to myself. I understand that everything I say has a consequence and an impact on others, I try to be careful and prudent.
Although Shakira is being careful about what she puts out, we do hope that this political song will make it onto her album. We love hearing about important topics, and Shakira has proven in the past that she can do so intelligently as well as with musical finesse.
Upcoming Singles & Album
Shakira also spoke enthusiastically about the new music she’s making, calling it different from what she’s done in the past:
I have the feeling that I am about to do something different than what I have done before and more evolved on a sonic level as well. Right now I have a song that is the song that I have wanted to do for a long time. I am very excited and waiting, with great anticipation of what I am going to present and what I am going to continue doing.
Shakira continued, casually mentioning to Vogue that a single is coming out in just a few weeks:
I feel very energetic, eager to work and very inspired. I’m on full throttle, doing a lot of songs. I’m in the process of mixing that song that’s coming out in July. I just finished filming the video and these days I am dedicated to editing it, finishing mixing the song and preparing it to be released in July. I have high hopes for this song, high expectations and high hopes.
Songs will continue to come out throughout this year that will end up on an album that I think will be available for next year.
We can’t wait to hear the new song and see the video she’s already filmed for it. We’re also thrilled that more singles are planned for the rest of this year, with the album to follow in 2022.
Check out Shakira’s full interview with Vogue Méxcio y Latinoamérica here. It’s in Spanish, though Google Translate can easily translate it to your native language.
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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.”
In 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.
Shakira kicked off 2020 with her single “Me Gusta” featuring Anuel AA. Then, that 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 then appeared in “Girl Like Me” with the Black Eyed Peas. The song became a big hit last fall and winter.
Although she was working on new music a year ago, in the past several months, Shakira seems to have been making much more progress in the studio. She’s recently been in Miami, working with Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Emily Warren, Ian Kirkpatrick, Rafa Arcaute, and The Monsters & Strangerz.
We’re excited about the new Shakira music coming our way, starting with a single in just a few weeks! Catch up on all we know about her next album so far, and keep checking back here for all the latest Shakira music news.
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