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.
Hot Chip covered Shakira, so why not have Shakira cover The XX, right? She changed the title of the track "Islands" to "Explore" with the exact same structure. Too bad you won't be able to hear it, as Sony has... ... Read Post
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