Shakira Covers The XX

Becky Bain | May 13, 2010 1:45 pm

We were hoping for a Hot Chip cover, but we’ll take this: Shakira covered The xx’s “Islands,” renamed it “Explore,” and dropped the original xx track’s detached vibe for her own affected style. Listen to a one-minute snippet of the Colombian singer’s version below. (We’ll update with the full track when it drops.)

Shakira – “Explore” (The xx cover) Shakira – Islands Snippet (The xx Cover) by shakiramusic No word where this track will end up, but we like what we hear so far. In case you’re not familiar with the original track, here’s the hypnotizing and haunting music video for The xx’s “Islands”:


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