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Shakira Protects Herself In ‘Monotonía’ Video: Look + Listen

Following her split from Gerard Piqué earlier this year, on Wednesday (10.19) Shakira formally released “Monotonía” featuring Ozuna.

In her new song, the Colombian superstar singer (born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) appears to address the end of her marriage with Piqué. In the video clip, the artist keeps to herself while shopping for snacks, when she encounters a former love interest (played by Ozuna.) During their impromptu run-in, her prior paramour shoots her in the chest, but despite the tragedy, she tends to her missing heart, demonstrating resilience in the midst of major heartbreak.

Several days prior to formal release, Shakira teased the track by posting herself singing lyrics a cappella “No fue culpa tuya/Ni tampoco mía/Fue culpa de la monotonía.” (“It wasn’t your fault nor mine/It was monotony’s fault) and also released a trailer for the video that features her track “Te Felicito” (with Rauw Alejandro) playing in the background.

Taking to Instagram, the chanteuse shared a video of the single’s cover art of the song title in front of a heart lanced by sword. “A small king with a super queen,” wrote Ozuna on the post.

Last month Shakira spoke to Elle magazine about her separation from her soccer player husband after Piqué was accused of cheating on the singer.

“I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. It’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation.” “And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult. I have paparazzi camping outside, in front of my house, 24/7.”

“I feel like in this moment of my life, which is probably one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life, music has brought light,” Shakira added. When speaking about the lyrics for her song “Te Felicito” with Rauw Alejandro, she said, “Everything I go through is reflected in the lyrics I write… when the glove fits, it fits.”

Shakira mentioned that she has readied an LP of music in both English and Spanish, and that creating songs has been her therapy through this dark time.

“I’m really, really thrilled about … how gratifying the whole process has been for me. How therapeutic as well. I thought I was done with my album,” she said. “But every time I get in the studio to do, like, one line or something, or to mix a song that’s almost ready to come out, then I end up with new music because I feel creative right now, and I feel that is an incredible outlet for me to make sense of things.”

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Ana Carolina Kley Vita