Between her starring role on “The Voice” and her latest music, Shakira is certainly building an empire!
And in this case, the pun was absolutely intended, as the Colombian beauty’s latest single to get the lyric video treatment is – you guessed it – “Empire”!
The single marks the follow-up to Shakira’s hit duet with Rihanna, “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” and both songs will appear on her forthcoming, self-titled album, which is due out on March 24.
“Empire” is a haunting, piano-driven ballad that shows the singer shirking the Latin-infused dance beats she’s become known for in more recent years, and instead, heading back to her rock-based roots.
Shakira really lets her vocals do the talking (or more appropriately, the singing) on this track, with many critics comparing her powerful voice to artists such as Tori Amos or Alanis Morissette.
Take a listen to “Empire” and tell us what you think in the comments!