After giving birth to her first child Milan Piqué Mebarak, Colombian pop star Shakira is ready to begin her new professional stage as a coach in the fourth season of American talent show “The Voice“, replacing Christina Aguilera, whose confirmed premiere date has been set to Monday March 25th, 2013. The singer will reprise the recording sessions to continue doing tweaks to what will be her eighth studio album that’s scheduled to release this summer via Sony Music Entertainment. This will be also the first record she releases under Live Nation Entertainment in partnership with Sony Music Enterteinment for worldwide distribution.
So far we know “Truth or Dare” is expected to be the first single, a very futuristic and edgy track produced by Shakira and Fernando Garibay. It is rumored to debut on radio on April and released on early-May 2013 but the official release date is yet to be confirmed. Rumors point to 7 May.
Thanks a internal source that send me some photos of the soon-to-be launched Sony Music Europe sites we can see how will be the alleged cover of the new album. It’s rumored that the album will be titled ”RATI” (Sanskrit: रति, Rati), in honor of the hindu goddess of love, lust, sexual pleasure and passion. The album will be very electronic with Shakira’s characteristic sound, a mixed of oriental melodies with some samples of dubstep, following the trend of modern EDM with a non-generic approach. Nothing has been confirmed yet but we have evidence that they are doing tests with this information. As always, until there is no official confirmation of her label everything can be subject to change.
Remember that last year she worked in her recording studio in Barcelona with the Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack, the hitmaker RedOne, the lead singer of LMFAO Redfoo, American singer-songwriter Ester Dean, Dubstep producer Skrillex, Dutch producer and deejay Tiësto, American record producer and singer Akon, Benny Blanco, The Runners and Sony Music proteges, the hitmaker Max Martin and Dr. Luke. Also confirmed her work with the Australian singer and songwriter Sia (known worldwide for her collaborations with David Guetta in “Titanium” and Flo Rida in ”Wild Ones“).
i really hope this is legit.I NEED NEW MUSIC SHAKI!