Shakira Achieves The Impossible, Delivers An Interesting Lyric Video: Watch “Empire”

Lyric videos are part and parcel of the music business in 2014 but the vast majority are a cure for insomnia. Shakira bucks the trend with her stunning “Empire” extravaganza, which plays like a beautifully shot nature documentary with a rather incredible soundtrack.

The visual feast features slow motion photography of seeds sprouting and flowers blooming — an exceedingly good fit for the Colombian’s kooky lyrics about stars making love to the universe. (Go with it). This lyric video also gives you a better appreciation for the diva’s new single, which takes a couple of listens to fully appreciate. Watch the above on repeat until her wedding-themed clip drops.

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