Shakira wrote and produced She-Wolf with John Hill (Santogold) and penned the, as usual, quirky lyrics. She weaves a mischievous tale of a metaphorical she-wolf in the distinctively dance û fusion style that fans have come to expect. An inventively sexy video directed by Jake Nava and featuring the metamorphosis of a woman told through her unique dance techniques.
She-Wolf boasts the infectious and energizing sound that made Shakira a household name, with a slightly more dancey/ electronic beat (about 125 beats per minute). The song has an organic disco feel with a chorus, ôThere's a she-wolf in the closet, open up and set it free, there's a she wolf in the closet, let it out so it can breathe." At the start, an ominous fanfare through a vocoder hooks the listener "there's a she wolf in disguise, coming out, coming out, coming out.ö Then a vibrant string section builds to a final crescendo at the end of the song.
The full album (title to be announced) is due out in October 2009 from Epic, a division of Sony Music. The album features a predominantly English track list with a follow up album of new and unique repertoire in Spanish to come in 2010.
Shakira boasts a string of chart-topping hits in both English and Spanish and sales of over 50 million records. Her last project, Oral Fixation Volumes 1&2, has sold in excess of 8 million albums worldwide with the singles La Tortura and Hips DonÆt Lie having earned over 10 million digital downloads.