She Wolf (Remixes)
Everybody’s going “dance” right now and not to be outdone, here comes Shakira rockin’ a clubby sound filtered through her Latinness. “She Wolf” features the kind of organic electronic production that made Basement Jaxx popular — synth gurgles and a relentless beat blended with bare guitar strums and ecstatic violins — and an arpeggio chorus similar to the trademark melodies of trance music. It took Shakira only ten minutes to write the music and lyrics, “‘She Wolf’ came to me very mysteriously. The image of the she wolf just came to my head, and when I least expected it I was howling and panting.” Apparently that last part stuck as you can hear her doing just that throughout the track. The video for She Wolf shows her sneaking out of bed, donning an asymmetrical leotard and then emerging from what looks like a glitter-drenched birth canal into a club setting, while the cutaways have her dancing in an enormous cage in a flesh colored one-piece. The she wolf is out indeed. Remixes by Moto Blanco, Calvin Harris, Deeplick (best of the bunch), Villains, and a bootleg floating around by Peter Rauhofer.