Shakira and Nelly Furtado Tease Us with New Singles

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Shakira: "La Loba"

If you’re not careful, Shakira’s "La Loba" will have you howling at the moon. As the first single from her as-yet-untitled upcoming album (out Sept. 25), it gives listeners a taste of what’s to come while leaving us eager for more. The dance floor–ready track has a strong disco feel (you can almost imagine the lights swirling around), as well as some serious heavy breathing and dictionary-worthy lyrics. "Quién no ha querida a una diosa licántropa" is one of the opening lines and, yes, it includes the word “licántropa,” which, according to Merriam-Webster, means "a delusion that one has become or assumed the characteristics of a werewolf." ¡Auuuuuuuuuu!

Nelly Furtado: "Manos Al Aire"

Wave your hands in the air for Nelly Furtado. The Canadian singer is putting the finishing touches on Mi Plan, an all Spanish-language album set for release on September 29. The first single, "Manos Al Aire," showcases Furtado’s strong, soaring vocals (reminiscent of Whoa, Nelly!) and songwriting ability. She cowrote the heartfelt track with James Bryan and Alex Cuba. Listen to the chorus and feel free to dedicate it to someone that keeps you up at night: "No tengo armas para enfrentarte / Pongo mis manos, manos al aire / Sólo me importa amarte / En cuerpo y alma como era ayer."

 

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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