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Shakira turns her tears into diamonds on the quilt of her twelfth album, Women not cry. Diamonds are the image of private rebirth by the Colombian artist, who dedicates every of the 51 minutes and 10 seconds of the album to singing about breakup, heartbreak, deception and disappointment, and in addition in regards to the new loves that seem after the sentimental collapse.

But Shakira additionally transforms her tears into diamonds within the literal sense: she has come to verify inas I stated within the Session 53 by Bizarrap, with an album tailor-made to the tastes of the market.

Now Shakira is billing

The album has 17 songs, which are literally 15 as a result of two are a remix and another model. Of them, we already knew seven of them, he has been publishing them within the final two years, two years of apparently pure shit For the Colombian: the breakup of her marriage, the Treasury grievance for tax fraud and her father's well being issues. That is the story with which he has constructed the epic of this album, but it surely has additionally been two years of creative comeback wherein it has as soon as once more had a relevance that it most likely by no means even dreamed of reaching: the stratospheric success of Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol 53, TQG (his collaboration with Karol G), Congratulationswith Rauw Alejandro, and Monotonywith Ozuna, culminated within the final Latin Grammys, the place she was the winner alongside together with her compatriot Karol G.

Las eight new songs They affirm that Shakira needs to regain stardom and mega-success. They are quick and efficient songs tailor-made to the present tastes of the market, songs made to succeed among the many basic public: the enjoyable discopop that you simply sing with out considering at a celebration; the normal pop-rock that has been their sound for thus a few years; regional Mexican music, which is the phenomenon of the second within the Latin sphere; and the melodramatic piano ballad, all the time efficient.

There are few international merchandise left, and Shakira needs to proceed being certainly one of them.

Shakira's new songs

Among the songs that he premieres this Friday, his new collaborations with Rauw Alejandro and Bizarrap, each with digital productions for informal dancing, that dance that folks do clapping with an harmless smile, like in a disco from the 80s, however with present sound. In this, Rauw is a genius and Shakira, who is kind of good and detects nicely the tastes of the plenty, brings her sardine to the ember of the Puerto Rican. Rocket It's infectious and funky discopop with out problems, a simple-looking music that sounds pure and that anybody can like with its good mixture of traditional disco and electro. A easy lyric about love, by the best way, not about heartbreak, wherein he sings “There is no greater pleasure than touching you/ Nobody like you makes me flow/ I don't want the moon, or going to Mars, no/ I just want to make you come.” for me”.

Shakira's new collaboration with Shaving is called The strong and in it they try to repeat the masterstroke of their song from last year. It's also discopop, although with a sound more oriented towards 90s Europop, which of course is also a trend in vogue (hello, Dua Lipa). The syncopated prechorus is a first cousin of the Session 53 (in “If you need, I'll look out/Tell me the place, when and the way”) and the “I don't neglect you irrespective of how obvious” rhymes with that chanted “Clearly.” The recipient of the song is the same: Shakira's ex-husband, Gerard Piqué (whom she already addresses in interviews as Voldemort: He Who Must Not Be Named). The lyrics address the difficulties of forgetting the lost partner with consonant rhymes:

“If I had identified it might be the final time
I’d have loved you extra, however I didn't reap the benefits of you
And for believing that you simply had no expiration date
I saved kisses for later, I used to be left with the will
I’d be mendacity to you if I stated that seeing my images with you doesn't damage me.
Because they damage
If I'm not on the lookout for you it's as a result of I even have my satisfaction
Don't suppose that I don't miss you, as a result of I miss you Another evening I spend with out seeing you
Another evening that I act robust
I deleted your quantity, and for what? Yes I already know
“I don't forget you no matter how apparent it is”

It can also be dancey and straightforward to devour Aimhis erotic festive duet with Cardi B appropriate for all audiences: it’s a music about making match with out nonsense, probably the most express are these mischievous verses:

“I spend the whole night indecisive
And I wake up with your shirt
I don't know if I want to stop
And your hands melt me, your lips drug me
Your biceps make me crazy
I never address you, you always arrive steadily
Up to my G spot”

Your biceps make me loopy: I already informed you that it isn’t an album about innovating.

In the identical vein as an digital music of affection and need is Nassauwhat’s extra chill, about changing a brand new individual in your coronary heart. Well, with out additional ado.

Perhaps the music with probably the most illnessand morbidity is a key ingredient on this new Shakira album, it’s Last. This piano ballad with a cleaning soap opera echo takes among the finest interpreted lyrics by Rocío Jurado, Our love broke (the identical one which Rosalía used to open the final Latin Grammy gala) and offers it a spin: “We lost our love halfway / How come you got tired of something so genuine?” she asks, affected, within the refrain.

Last It is clearly (clearly) the music most directed at Piquéthe complete lyric can and ought to be interpreted as a letter to his ex, with that blend of self-pity and reproaches that has labored so nicely for him.

“You wanted to go out and I wanted to stay with you at home
You take on the world and I just wanted to have you
Not even your friends matched mine anymore.
It was easier to mix the water and oil
You say it made you feel like nothing was ever enough for me
And that for me everything was little, insufficient
So you left and left me a space here in my bed
“Time passes and I can't get you out of my thoughts.”

Pop-rock songs are more forgettable How where and when y Long time no seewhich sound a little old and can be understood as a nod to the traditional fan of their music.

If it works well (In brackets)a new regional Mexican song (it is also on the album The bosswith Regulated Force), engraved with Border Groupanother of the great icons of this successful traditional music.

At the end of the song, Shakira howls like the greedy which is again with this album that will have a world tour and that certifies her artistic rebirth: she talks about overcoming a traumatic process and uses the American saying “if life offers you lemons, make lemonade”; We could also imagine her as a judo fighter who uses force against her for her benefit. She has turned tears into diamonds to continue increasing the legend of her as one of the most important artists in the history of Latin music.