New Single: Shakira - "Loca"

We always get a lot of crap whenever we mention Shakira around here; some of you have not forgiven us for including some of her songs on our Best of the Decade special (including the still astounding “Loba”). After her uninspired and career-worst album She Wolf, and the unprecedentedly weird “Waka Waka,” Latin America’s most famous persona is back. We all know her English-language are as meaningful as a hipster’s scarf, but we’re quite excited about her new Spanish language album Sale El Sol (out October 19). It’s been highly rumored the album features collaborations with Pitbull and Calle 13, can’t wait to hear those.


The album’s first single “Loca” is creepy weird, unexpectedly sweaty, we dig it. It’s phenomenal how she always manages to put on great first singles, “Loca” isn’t as impressive as “Loba” or “La Tortura,” but it’s sexy in all its funkiness. We’re probably too framed within our scene, but one would swear Shakira has been listening to Rita Indiana and Javiera Mena lately. This is some kind of tropical heaven, and the Colombian star sounds as if she's having an orgasm, “dance or die.”

The song is actually a reimagining of “Ella Eh Loca Con Su Tiguere” by Dominican artist El Cata, who appears in the song credits. We also recognize Puerto Rican flow-master Ñejo, whose sexual explicitness is finally devoured by Shakira’s charms. The single’s cover is fantastic, I see a tail, she finally accomplished to look like a lion, a sexy beast. A first impressive single, looking forward to hear the rest of the album, blow our minds Shakira.

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

She performed the Calle 13 song ("Gordita") at Rock in Rio, along with "Sale El Sol", and now with this, I'm pretty excited about the album, because I've loved all 3 songs.

TickyLaCubanita said...

Mhhmm, I bet is not only your minds you want blown.

Andrew Casillas said...

this song is cool.

Anonymous said...

is so isn't cool

Deo Ingus said...

electrified tropical music? shaki's been reading this blog or what?! Love the dragged-accross-the-floor style vocal, very... gitana (unlike her terrible song, 'gitana')

gossip guy said...

i actually dig she wolf, hate waka waka and think LOBA (she wolf in spanish IS her worst effort ever)people should just stop hating the neptunes sound!!! it's as cool as any sound

lidopimienta said...

She sounds so sweet!!!
She should stop singing in english.

YA NO CANTES MAS EN INGLES CARAMBA!!!!

La produccion hace que me vuelva la esperanza en ella.

Anonymous said...

you guys would be surprise, Shakira does read this blog

;)

Anonymous said...

This is surprisingly good, I was one of those who wasn't digging her latest efforts (Loba, Waka Waka) but now I'm curious to hear more if this is the direction she's going. She's so full of surprises and I love that she takes risks!

eyeze said...

I would go as far as saying Loba (the song) is a pop masterpiece, one of the best of 2009. She credits Crystal Castles for expanding her electro dance pallet, doing good for her "indie" cred.

I really like this Loca track, too. Although I thought she said she was returning to her roots (90s alt rock) on this one?

Gina said...

I love WAKA WAKA, GYPSY and LOCA!!!! Shakira is the best, she is so original and she always has something to surprise us =)
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