Shakira is hitting the high seas…
The 46-year-old Colombian superstar has joined voices with Manuel Turizo for the first time for the Spanish-language single “Copa Vacía,” an infectious pop-reggaeton song with heartfelt lyrics about unrequited love, as well as the track’s music video.
“You’re always busy with so many businesses/ […] Drop your phone, use your hands with me/I know you’re hot but I’m hotter,” Shakira sings in her verse.
“As if you don’t feel anything/ Now you see me differently/ I’m swimming against the current/ I’m looking in the streets who can fill this emptiness I feel,” Turizo chants back.
In the chorus, they unite to sing: “I’ve been thirsty for you for a while, I don’t know why/I’m left wanting more, wanting to drink from an empty cup.”
Just 10 days ahead of the release (on June 19), Shakira and Turizo assured fans, “We made a movie,” sharing a poster of Shakira taking the role of a mermaid and Turizo as the prince. Evidently, they did.
The music video, co-directed by Shakira and Jaume de Laiguana, features Shakira as a pink-haired mermaid who’s abandoned and forgotten on the rocks as Turizo comes to the rescue.
“Copa Vacía” follows Shakira’s sweet song “Acróstico,” which is a love letter to her children. The “Acróstico” music video, which was released in May, features her two sons — Milan and Sasha — who sing and play the piano alongside her.
In May, Shakira was also honored at the inaugural Billboard Latin Women in Music gala as Woman of the Year, during which she gave an emotional speech in which she acknowledged the hard times she’s been through, and thanked her mother, her friends, and women in general.