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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 Covers the XX, Sony Takes It Off YouTube

Music / Indie Music : Indie Blog Heaven (5 years ago)

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

Shakira Covers The XX

Entertainment / Music : Idolator (5 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 (5 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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