First off…gotta say how THRILLED I am that the Wade Robson Jazz routine on “So You Think You Can Dance” was choreographed to “Ruby Blue” by Roisin Murphy. This is the third or fourth time SYTYCD has used a Roisin track and EVERY TIME they do, I can’t stop smiling. She’s got such a unique quality to her voice and the way the choreography and music always come together is just so haunting.
Back to biz-ness…got the official Epic Records e-newsletter, alerting us to the fact that Shakira’s new single will be available for download (in both English & Spanish) next week – July 14th. As I’ve mentioned before, I think this song is hot. Shakira’s vocals are pretty polarizing…you either love them and embrace that funky timbre she has going on…or you think she sounds like she’s singing with a stuffy nose. I happen to love her sound and embrace her uniqueness. The electro Gaga-esque sounds Shakira is working with here certainly rubs me the right way. I’ll be up at
midnight waiting for it’s release – no doubt!
According to the release, we can expect the video premiere later this month. Shakira confirmed that the video is in fact done on her Twitter page today. The album remains untitled at present, but is expected out this October via Epic. The album was written/produced by Shakira and big name producers like Pharrell Williams. While the new album is “mostly English-language,” a full Spanish-language album is expected sometime in 2010. Exciting indeed.