Describing the kooky rock song as surprising would be an understatement. Colombia’s finest export has dabbled in guitar-pop over the years but “Empire” is her rowdiest rock adventure by far. It begins in acoustic mode with a sparse intro before Shakira unleashes her inner head-banger and howls her way through the chorus. I needed a couple of listens to fully process the new direction but I love how she keeps us guessing and I’m even more excited for her new album now. Listen after the jump.
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