Bohemian babe, [lastfm] Shakira[/lastfm], is known for shaking hips worldwide in solidarity with her eclectic Latina gypsy infused rock-pop. Her music has mixed completely different aspects of culture and as probably increased sales in belly dance classes. Luckily, with her new album Sale El Sol (translating roughly to “sunrise”) coming out in autumn, we are going to get every beautiful version of [lastfm]Shakira’s[/lastfm] musical career in one shimmery, bare-midriff, bilingual package.
Join us after the jump if you are already undulating your hips in anticipation.
[lastfm]Shakira’s[/lastfm] new bilingual album Sale El Sol is, according to the singer’s words, “romantic” with “a strong rock side” and “Latino songs.”
If this doesn’t sound very different from a lot of [lastfm]Shakira’s [/lastfm] other work, it’s not; the album is an amalgamation of every aspect of [lastfm]Shakira[/lastfm] past and present. [lastfm]Shakira[/lastfm] puts it this way:
“I’m very excited about the new album, because it reminds me of different eras and stages of my career. It’s like a synthesis of all these 20 years.”
We’re insanely happy about this because watching [lastfm]Shakira[/lastfm] move is one of our prime inspirations to hit up the gym and we’d hate for her songs to lose their sex appeal.
But while [lastfm] Shakira[/lastfm] is definitely going to maintain that “sex appeal,” she is also going to make this album more “personal” with deeper topics like heartbreak:
“It’s been quite interesting to make this album, I’ve been reconnecting to myself.”
[lastfm]Shakira[/lastfm] doesn’t feel like she got to connect with us through her favorite single off of She Wolf, “Men in This Town.” She said she was very disappointed it wasn’t a single. Take a listen and tell us if you think she is right.
And here’s our favorite song…obviously. “There’s a She Wolf in your closet/let it out so it can breathe…Awooo!”
Sale El Sol comes out in the fall.