Stop the world right now #ShakiraIsBack! Colombian super star singer Shakira marked a date for her highly-awaited return to the music scene. After several delays finally it’s confirmed that the new single will be released on digital retailers on January 13, 2014. It’s officially called “Can’t Remember to Forget You“, and it has the guest vocals of Barbadian pop star Rihanna. This is too much!
The song was co-written by Swedish singer-songwriter Erik Hassle, known by his European smash single ‘Hurtful‘, released in 2008. The official video was recorded between 6 and 8 of December. Shakira confirmed that the video was directed by Joseph Kahn on Twitter.
On December 17, an alleged 30 seconds snippet of the track recorded by one of the dancers during the shooting of the music video surfaced online. Obviously, nothing is confirmed yet. The quality is really bad, but seems to appreciate Rihanna’s voice on it.
Among the confirmed songs for the new album are: ”Truth or Dare” [commonly "I Dare You (On the Dancefloor)"] a powerful dance-track produced by Dutch record producer Afrojack whose music video directed by Anthony Mandler, produced by Heather Heller and edited by Jeff Selis. It was filmed in Lisbon (Portugal) on June 29, 2012 through Black Hand Cinema and Live Nation Entertainment. The song was written by Raelene Arreguin, John J Conte Jr. and Jay Singh (BMI).
On the other hand, the other track is entitled “Beautiful Disaster” and was also written by Raelene Argurin, John J Conte Jr. and Singh Jay (BMI). The tracks are scheduled to be included on Shakira’s eighth studio album of her career, still untitled, will be released digitally in the first quarter of 2014 via Roc Nation and Sony Music Latin. The singer has been working with Afrojack, RedOne, Fernando Garibay, Ester Dean, Benny Blanco, Ne-Yo and Akon. Between officially recorded songs is one titled “Zodiac Lover“.