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Shakira Covers The xx

Just seen this on The Fader - Shakira's sampled/semi-covered The xx's track 'Islands' on a new track called 'Explore'. It's only a short clip, but it sounds pretty good. If only this was her official World Cup anthem, instead of the risible, burping 'Waka Waka', which is really more a Fozzie Bear catchphrase than a song. Still, nice to know the 'Hips Don't Lie' singer has eclectic tastes.
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Shakira’s Cover Of The XX’s “Islands” — Sunnier Than The Original

Entertainment / Music : Idolator (4 years ago)

Shakira debuted her upbeat cover of The xx’s “Islands” at Glastonbury — now listen to the full studio recording, which will find a home on the Colombian singer’s upcoming album,  Sale El Sol. Compared to the flashy Latin-flavored “L... Read Post

Shakira Covers The XX

Entertainment / Music : Idolator (4 years ago)

We were hoping for a Hot Chip cover, but we’ll take this: Shakira covered The xx’s “Islands,” renamed it “Explore,” and give it a bit more of an emotional punch than the original xx track’s detached vibe. Listen to a one-minute snip... Read Post

Who Hasn't Covered The xx? Not Shakira...

Entertainment / Music : The Daily Swarm (4 years ago)

Fader: Here is one minute of audio of Shakira covering The XX’s “Islands” as a new song called “Explore.” It’s a bit quicker than the original, but generally faithful. If Hot Chip can cover her “Shewolf,” seems no reason she can’t c... Read Post


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