- Take Care ft. Rihanna
- Can’t Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna
- Stay ft. Mikky Ekko
- What Now
- Man Down
If these words are whispered by Shakira and Rihanna, then it`s likely to be a promise! The story with pop, rock and reggae waves shows that forgetting the person you love is mostly impossible, despite the trouble caused.
Black should be the color of a disappointed soul, as consequences both artists wear black body suits, but their seductive style is highlighted by spectacular glittering jewels. Shakira also teamed with Beyoncé few years ago for another song telling the story of sorrow and love, but Rihanna was an unexpected choice, since it was kept under secret until the last month before the official release.
As in the case of her latest successful success, Shakira decided to team with a powerful voice, able to counterbalance her Latin pop rock tone, Rihanna as Beyoncé performs mature vocals, stressing the personality of She-Wolf. Another similarity with `Beautiful Liar` is that Shakira plays all her cards on the guitar vibe, after a period when electronic music was her favorite realm, but comparing with the duet performed with Beyoncé, Shakira proposed a naked embrace, a courageous detail for the 37 years star.
The love story described by the Shakira and Rihanna is a fire burning inside, consuming everything around as the keywords of the song argue: `But when you look at me/ the only memory/ is us kissing in the moonlight`. In the beginning of the video, viewers will be delighted by the image of the sensual Latin diva in a red dress, a joyful Shakira in a white nightdress, as well as an emerging Shakira from a hot spring, suggesting the idea of a goddess. The presence of black-dressed Rihanna seems to transform Shakira into a revengeful creature, smoking cigars, touching the body of another woman. The end of the video displays the image of Shakira as she is best known to fans, the woman who electrifies spectators with her endless passion for music.
`Can`t Remember to Forget You` was one of the songs that Shakira felt the need to reshape it, in order to be perfect. Originally written in 2011, both in English and Spanish, was revamped one year later, when Shakira left Epic Records for RCA Records and finally released in January 2014, as a featuring song with Rihanna. As in the case of the majority of the songs released by Shakira, the Colombian singer participated to its creation, along with John Hill and Tom Hull, her long-term producers.
The video accompanying `Can`t Remember to Forget You` was shot in an interwar style house in Los Angeles, under the attentive eye of Joseph Kahn, who also directed `Love The Way You Life`, where Eminem and Rihanna performed. The American director also produced in 2013 Mariah Carey`s duet with Miguel – `Beautiful`, as well as Britney Spears` `Perfume`.