NEW MUSIC: SHAKIRA | DON'T WAIT UP
Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira has dropped her first taste of new music titled "Don't Wait Up." The track will serve as the Latin pop superstar's first English-language single in five years and the lead single from her fifth English studio album. Don't Wait Up was trailed by a wipe of Shakira's social media accounts before a teaser image hinting at the song's release through a text conversation via the singer's Instagram. Shakira has been working on new music since early 2020 when she reassured fans that she was productive in quarantine. “I’ve read your tweets, bosses!” the 44-year-old joked in an Instagram post after fans trended #ShakiraReleaseNewMusic. “I’m on it!” While four years have passed since the release of Shakira’s Grammy-winning “El Dorado,” the pop icon has maintained a high profile. In 2019, Shakira released “Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour,” a documentary film documenting a career-threatening vocal cord injury and her triumphant comeback. That film also shone a light on the superstar’s philanthropic endeavours in the developing world. She doubled down in 2020, urging world leaders to donate supplies and vaccines to those who need them most. “Don’t Wait Up” is reportedly the lead single from Shakira’s yet-untitled 12th studio album.