The costumes and rhythm of Shakira’s new song anticipate that it is a Mexican corrido – credit @shakira/X
Two VMA awards and millions of views have accompanied Shakira’s musical career in recent months. The artist has demonstrated her versatility, going from the most romantic pop in songs like Acróstico, to the most direct rap with Bizarrap’s Session 53. Now, she will try new things with her new song, El Jefe.
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Far from what her followers were accustomed to hearing, the Barranquilla native will try to enter the world of Mexican corridos, also known as banda or norteño music.
It is worth mentioning that this musical style has been gaining more strength than it had to date thanks to outstanding artists or groups, which have attracted a larger youth audience. In addition, stars famous for other rhythms have also joined the wave.
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Examples of this are Bad Bunny’s collaboration with Grupo Frontera for Te Quiero 1x100to or Peso Pluma’s hit: Ella Baila Solo.
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For this occasion, the Barranquilla woman will have the collaboration of Fuerza Regida, which is a modern regional group made up of Jesús Ortíz Paz, Samuel Jaimez, Khrystian Ramos and José García; and from 2021 also by Moisés López.
They are famous for titles such as Strawberry Flavor, Drink me, or They said I wasn’t going to make it.
Without much additional information, the Atlantic native posted a fragment of just 16 seconds of her next musical material on her X account.
“You are dreaming of leaving the neighborhood, you have everything to be a millionaire, expensive tastes, the mentality, you only need the salary,” the part of the lyrics that the interpreter shared is heard.
Shakira released part of her new song, El Jefe – credit @shakira/X
Likewise, the Colombian posted the link where pre-sale or advance saving is available for users of platforms such as Spotify or Apple Music. The full song will be released on September 20.
The release of another single only continues to increase the good moment that Shakira is going through. Apart from having been the winner of the 2023 Video Vanguard Award, she managed to win the MTV statuette in the Best Collaboration of the Year category thanks to TQG, which she performs with Karol G.
The experience at the Prudential Center in New Jersey was an unforgettable night in which the South American returned to the stage to collect an award dedicated to her entire career, giving an applauded speech in English and Spanish with which she managed to thrill her children. Milan and Sasha, who did not miss a single detail from the front row and to whom he dedicated some very special words: “To my children, who are here cheering me on and make mom feel like she can do anything.”
He also spoke to his audience in a very special part of the world. “And to my fans, thank you for being my army and helping me in all my battles. This is for you, my Latin American people, inside and outside this country: thank you for inspiring me, giving me strength and the desire to move forward,” he added between emotions.
With the previous one, plus the one she received with ‘La Bichota’, she was seen excited, proud, and with a third heart-stopping look like a Greek goddess with a light blue satin dress full of openings and held with safety pins, with which the girl posed. Colombian woman along with her two awards, thus putting the finishing touch to one of the most special days of her three decades of career.
Currently, the Antología interpreter is on a fleeting trip to her native Barranquilla, from where she will inaugurate the Nuevo Bosque school, which was built thanks to donations from her foundation, Pies Descalzos.