Shakira and Anuel AA duet in new song, ‘Me Gusta’


Colombian singer Shakira performs before the final singles tennis match between Canada and Spain at the Davis Cup Madrid Finals 2019 in Madrid. (AFP pic)

The Colombian-born superstar unveiled her latest single ahead of her much-anticipated performance at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show on Feb 2.

For “Me Gusta,” Shakira collaborated for the first time with Puerto Rican Latin trap star Anuel AA, who rose to prominence with hits like the star-dubbed “China” as well as the Tainy and Ozuna-assisted “Adicto.”

The upbeat reggaeton cut finds the pair playing the part of a couple losing the spark of love, lamenting in Spanish “Antes me llenabas la casa de rosas/ Y ahora solo vive llena de tus cosas.”

As Rolling Stone pointed out, “Me Gusta” also features the famous “la la la la” hook from Inner Circle’s 1982 hit “Sweat.”

It is still unclear whether “Me Gusta” will appear on Shakira’s highly-anticipated twelfth studio album, which would follow her 2017 Latin Grammy-winning “El Dorado.”

Details about the yet-untitled full-length are still scarce to this date, although the pop icon told Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1 back in October that she has been working on new material.

“Yesterday I finished a song and I was so thrilled. So we’ll see. I just want to put music out there,” she teased without revealing any release date for her next studio effort.

Last December, Shakira also hinted at a potential collaboration with Jennifer Lopez for the upcoming Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show.

The two Latinx superstars are the first acts chosen to perform at the 12-minute halftime show since rapper Jay-Z entered a deal with the NFL to become the football league’s “live music entertainment strategist.”

While the “Hips Don’t Lie” vocalist did not reveal which songs will make the halftime-show setlist, she told CBS “60 Minutes” that her performance will mark a key moment of diversity.

“I think the message is gonna be ‘Listen, I’m a woman, I’m a Latina, it wasn’t easy for me to get to where I am.’ Being at the Super Bowl is proof that everything is possible. That the dreams of a little girl from Barranquilla, Colombia, they were made of something of what dreams are made of and I’m gonna be there, giving it all,” she explained.

Ahead of football’s biggest night, discover Shakira’s latest collaboration with Anuel AA, “Me Gusta,” below:

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