Oct 11, 2010

Music Monday: Shakira - Islands

Shakira performed a cover of British trio The xx’s “Islands” at the Glastonbury Festival, this past June. And now the Colombian/Lebanese singer has included an upbeat studio recording of the originally shoegazer-esque track on her upcoming album Sale el Sol. The album doesn't come out until this Friday October 15th, but you've got a chance to download Shakira's version of "Islands" below.


After you listen, compare it to the original,

Shakira made it her own, by adding a little Latin flair and quickening the tempo, although I'm not quite sure how I feel about it compared to the slightly monotoned original. Which do you prefer?

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