Over the years, singer Shakira has become a huge music star all over the globe, working with some of the biggest and best names in the music industry, giving us some great dance music tracks, as well as plenty of pop songs along the way. Well, now that Shakira is well established as one of the big players on the music scene, she has decided to try to mix things up a little bit.
Shakira is a coach on the hit television series The Voice, which sees her going up against country star Blake Shelton and it seems that working alongside Blake gave Shakira inspiration for where to take her career next. Shakira decided to ask Blake Shelton to do a country collaboration song with her for her new album and the two came up with the track Medicine.
Shakira told Billboard, "I told him I wanted to work with Nashville people. I was a little tired of L.A. I wanted people with another point of view, real people with roots with whom I feel comfortable working in the same room. And I told Blake I wanted to do a song that had the narrative of a country song, that was picturesque, that was a real song. But it also needed to suit me, because after all, I'm Colombian."
Shakira and Blake Shelton can currently be seen on the new season of The Voice, which saw the two singers taking on each others songs in the season premiere. Shakira sang the Blake Shelton track Boys Round Here, while Blake sang Shakira's Whenever, Wherever.
The new Shakira album, which is self-titles Shaira, will drop on March 25.