Shakira Confirms Title For New Album
Colombian pop superstar keeps it simple for her forthcoming long player...
Shakirahas confirmed that her forthcoming studio album will be titled - Shakira.
The pint-sized Latin pop princess broke the news to fans in a lengthy post on her Facebook page.
"I'm so happy that I will soon be sharing my latest album with you all, something I've been working on for over two years now," she wrote.
"The work on this album has spanned a very eventful time, with many ups and downs but ultimately, the happiest period in my life thus far, including the birth of my son.
"I've explored many different directions, worked with many different people, and written many, many demos before arriving at the finished product I will soon be presenting to you.
"When the time came to put a name to this album, I realised that it's not exactly a thematic album, though love is and always has been one of my main subjects and sources for inspiration."
And she didn't stop there, elaborating at length on the creative process that had given birth to her new LP.
"It's also not necessarily conceptual, as some of my albums have been in the past.
"In the end, what I realised is that throughout the course of creating this body of work, I learned a lot about myself.
"Though I didn't realise it at the time, all the directions I began exploring in the initial phases of recording were helping to pave a path for me of rediscovery.
"In the end I realised that I will always be a little bit of everything and I don't have to choose. I am sometimes extremely sensitive, sometimes upbeat, others dreamy and romantic, and even at times a little melodramatic. (Call it the Caribbean blood.) But always authentic and always sincere."
And she gave a hint at the musical styles that fans can expect to get on the collection.
"Most importantly, I am enough. Imperfections and all. So what I am offering you now is just that. Shakira.
"Nothing more. A little bit of rock, a little bit of folk, a little reggae and naturally some dance - but as always, and above all, a lot of heart."
The album is set for release on 25 March.