Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shakira Strikes Back

A couple of days ago I was ready to get a pretentious haircut and start writing an indie music blog. Pop, I ranted, had jumped the shark. Since then we've had era-defining new tunes from Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera and Shakira. So excuse me while I wipe the egg off my face. I love all three ladies for different reasons but I'm particularly excited about the Colombian diva's comeback. She is the biggest star on the planet in South America and much of Europe but her fortunes in the English speaking world have taken a dive. "Truth Or Dare" could be the song to change all that.

Produced by Fernando Garibay (the man behind Lady Gaga's "Edge Of Glory" and Britney's best bonus track "Amnesia"), the bangin' electro-anthem repositions Shakira as the thinking man's dance diva. It's a bold move but Beyoncé's one-time duet partner has already conquered pop, rock, reggaeton, tango and merengue - so this is essentially a no brainer. The lovely Latina has also signed on to judge the next season of The Voice, which will raise her profile enormously in America. While we wait for a HQ version of "Truth Or Dare" to leak, check out the (alleged) cover art (above). Does it remind anyone else of her iconic "Don't Bother" artwork?


Anonymous said...

to be honest i've never liked this bitch

Anonymous said...

I don`t think this is happening anytime soon since she just confirmed her pregnancy... Btw a number one song and her ridicuosly sexy boyfriend`s cawk guess which one she chose... Who can blame ha?

Mike said...

She already filmed the video while heavily pregnant, so I think she will just release it. Why not? The Voice will keep her profile high, so she won't even have to promote it.