Sorry guys, I waited long time to say this.
I think I have been waiting for this song since (if my memory is right), Sean Paul talked for the first time about this song back in the summer of 2016. So having to wait a bit over a year and a half to get this. What a surprise!!! ... Well really? Is this really a surprise??. I am disappointed ... yes Shakira does not even know of my existence and I am disappointed but not surprised.
For the last year I have tried to avoid writing anything negative on this forum. However, this is like a never ending bad trip she is providing to a unknown destination (or pretty well known if we dare to accept and see all the hints she leaves).
After Shewolf she went from being a creative artist to a full-time mother/part time lazy artist with some moments of illumination. I could say I was expecting way more from her all this years. After all, she is one of the most talented artist I knew when I was kid or a teenage. However, the little thing I didn’t want to accept is that she is no longer the Shakira I knew. She evolved into a mother and involved as an artist.
When she came up with her last album I decided not to see how lazy she could be. She has fame, money and talent, so why she choses to under deliver? Why she choses to give her 40 %? When she can give more than any other artist?. Half of her album are collaborations and honestly none of the songs she has in this last album are at her level. There are some good songs of course but she stopped experimenting and creating new sounds and she started being a popstar with no identity. But the worst thing about this, it is not the bad quality of her latest music or the never-ending bad decisions makes. The worst thing is that she doesn’t care anymore. She does not care about her fans, she does not care about music, and she does not care about anything but her piqueton and her kids. And that is fine, after all being a mother is a fulltime job. I guess I don’t have to remind you that we love shakira because we truly believe she has the talent, the potential, the money, the fame, the contacts and the power to become one of the greatest artist in the world. Yet she prefers to have a song with el Cata or deliver something like perro fiel (that by the way we all know she wrote probably 0.5% of those 2 songs). I get the fact that she is a mother and she has priorities but she needs to be professional and act like one. I mean any other mother with 2 kids in her 40’s who also works (lets say a project manager) is not going to under deliver just because she has money and she uses the job as a hobby. Especially if it is a hobby, she needs to be creative and experiment with sounds and lyrics. However, all I see now is a shakira who is no longer creative and no longer professional nor does she care to be.
I couldt have said better.
Pretty much the breakdown that I had when she released El Dorado.
Life is interesting.
I've been feeling this way for a while too, it's truly sad
This is the general feeling of most fans lately.
Let's pray the tour will be somewhat decent and gets us excited.
This post is all of us...
At least we have each other.