Shakira has gifted fans with her new single, titled “Don’t Wait Up.” A hypnotizing house track, “Don’t Wait Up” drops three days after the Colombian superstar teased new music with a 30-second video announcing the name of the song and part of the lyrics.
The EDM track, co-produced by Shak and Ian Kirkpatrick, starts off with a soft melodic beat but quickly picks up speed to introduce the earworm chorus “don’t wait up.”
It’s her first all-English track since her 2017 recordings “When a Woman” and “What We Said” ft. MAGIC!, which appeared on her album El Dorado.
“I have to say, I’m very nervous because it’s my first English song in a long time because I’ve been focusing on Spanish songs only lately, but this song came about and I’m like, yeah, it’s time,” the chart-topping artist told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “It’s time to do this again and I’m happy, and I’m so inspired right now.”
Stream “Don’t Wait Up” below, and lookout for the track’s music video set to premiere at 10a.m. ET today (July 16):