Shakira debuted her upbeat cover of The xx’s “Islands” at Glastonbury — now listen to the full studio recording, which will find a home on the Colombian singer’s upcoming album, Sale El Sol. Compared to the flashy Latin-flavored “Loca“, this song is brilliantly subdued. Listen below.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Shakira-islands.mp3" text="Shakira - Islands" dl="0"]
Very pretty, and by quickening the tempo and adding Shakira’s hopeful-sounding vocals, it’s just different enough from the original.
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