Shakira debuted the video for her much hyped new single ‘She Wolf’ today. Put simply, this was very much a hit and miss affair…although it did kinda win me over in the end. While Shakira oozes sex appeal here and really brings the song to life via the clip’s performance, it’s her ‘trademark’ moves that left me both hot and cold. There really wasn’t any middle ground; she either nailed the at-times awesome choreography or looked like she was having a seizure. Really though, some of that choreography was hot steaming mess. I’m kinda on the fence about the song too; the production is fire, but the vocals and the fact that I can barely understand a word she’s singing is by no means hot.
That said, for the simple fact I’ve seen no one these days bring the ‘uniqueness’ Shakira does to her performance, both she and the video (overall) get a thumbs up from me.
While Selena Gomez‘s ‘Look at Her Now’s #27 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 pales in comparison to the chart domination of its ballad-esque predecessor, ‘Lose You To Love Me’ (as we reported here), that certainly doesn’t mean the Ian Kirkpatrick-produced cut hasn’t garnered its fair share of chatter.