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.
Shakira surprised us last month by going indie and covering The xx’s “Islands.” We only got a snippet back then, but the Colombian singer treated us to her full-length version at Glastonbury Festival this past weekend. Sadly, no Kyl... 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