Friday, October 08, 2010

Where's The Love For Loca?

Am I the only person that likes Shakira's new single? Since its debut the song has received a barrage of criticism from fans and haters alike. And I really don't get it. At all. "Loca" is one of the year's best pop songs and further underlines the diva's status as the most inventive superstar in music. Who else follows an electropop tune about lycanthrophy with a remake of an African folk song before getting in touch with her Latin roots - with the help of a British rapper? I love the fact that Shakira never repeats herself and keeps pushing the envelope creatively. Admittedly, "Loca" took me quite a few listens to get into. It's not as commercial as "She Wolf" or as annoyingly catchy as "Waka Waka" but the song crawls under your skin like a flesh eating parasite. I love the dark and dangerous beats, sexy chorus and Latin influences. Hell, I even like Dizzee Rascal's rap! My only complaint about the project is Shakira's rake thin appearance in the video. Girlfriend, please eat a burger! The clip itself is amazing. Kind of like the music video equivalent of gonzo porn. There are no production values - just Shakira skating around in a variety of skimpy outfits. It's slightly disturbing and voyeuristic. Which suits the song perfectly. I don't care if the rest of you bitches hate it. "Loca" is my new jam and I will get my hands on a physical copy if I have to make one myself!

10 comments:

b said...

thank you! how come nobody knows the song? and the people that do aren't singing it every second? i know i am, it is my theme song for the month.
you've got the best choice in music

Tony Tornado said...

You are LOCA...
but it's ok, we knoe that your taste is at the same place where the sun don't shine...

Oh, my friend Soraya says hi...

XD

tidusin said...

have you heard the Freemasons mix? it's awesome.

I love this song from the very first second I heard it. When they play it at the club I go nuts!

Jess (not the cat) said...

Wow!!! I mean, 'Oh.'

Worst thing since "Hermaphrodite" [looks down]

P.S. Mike, I can't wait to make love to you until we get a king-size bed.
Cuz it's my hot body; I'll do what I waunt! [brings out a penus looking lollipop and licks on it] I don't go to school and I kill people! What-evah! I'll do what I waunt!

love,
jessica.

The Prophet said...

I love the song and have since it dropped. It definitely doesn't put her as one of the most inventive superstars in music though, since it's an exact copy/remake of another song that came out not too long ago. If she was that inventive she would've created her own song, or at least just sampled a different one, but instead she just quickly redid a song that was already out there, probably because of time constraints since her last album She Wolf came out less than a year ago.

I love the song though, but it's about as inventive as Beyonce.

D'luv said...

It kind of chews, doll.

Mike said...

It's not an exact copy! And I didn't mean that anyway, I'm referring to her ability to genre hop and try new things instead of recycling the same album for a decade like Britney. Shaki is the queen of invention!

I don't care what u bitches think - Loca is amazing and I'm sure Soraya agrees with me 100%!!

Jordan said...

Mike, have you seen Jess Mauboy's trashtastic video for "Get Em Girls"? Even Melissa Tkautz had bigger budgets than this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RlJuCkYajY

Mike said...

Yes, I saw it. And am still recovering. WTF? Expect my commentary when I'm sure I'm not hallucinating!

shewolf said...

i love this song too!