Shakira and Rihanna’s highly anticipated collaboration has arrived…
The 36-year-old Colombian singer and returning The Voice mentor and RhiRhi’s single “Can’t Remember to Forget You” was released in full on Monday, January 13 via KIIS-FM.
The upbeat song previously leaked as a snippet, featuring only Shakira’s voice, but the recently released full version reveals Rihanna’s vocals.
“Oh here we go/You’re part of me now, you’re part of me, so where you go/I’ll follow,” Shakira sings in pre-chorus before going “Oh whoa oh-oh, I can’t remember to forget you/ Oh whoa oh-oh/I kept forgetting that you already go/but when you look at me/the only memory is us kissing in the moonlight/ I can’t remember to forget you.”
Rihanna enters in the second verse and changes turns singing with Shakira in the following chorus.
The song is one of the tracks on Shakira’s new studio album, which doesn’t have a release date yet.
A music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, was shot last month. No word on when it will premiere.
The “She Wolf” singer has described working with Rihanna as “utopia”.
“She’s the sexiest woman on the planet. And at the end of the day, we’re both just basically Caribbean girls. The chemistry was so good and so real. She taught me dance moves. She was a sweet teacher,” Shakira told Glamour.