Shakira Covers The xx

Just seen this on The Fader – Shakira’s sampled/semi-covered The xx’s track ‘Islands’ on a new track called ‘Explore’.

It’s only a short clip, but it sounds pretty good. If only this was her official World Cup anthem, instead of the risible, burping ‘Waka Waka’, which is really more a Fozzie Bear catchphrase than a song.

Still, nice to know the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer has eclectic tastes. Next week: Natasha Bedingfield remixes Fuck Buttons’ ‘Flight Of The Feathered Serpent’.