We’re not sure if Colombian superstar Shakira is planning to wed her long-time beau Gerard Piqué anytime soon, but one little glimpse at the video for her latest single ‘Empire’ and you’d assume it not to be the case.
In full wedding dress mode, she makes her first few tentative steps inside the chapel for the ceremony before dropping her bouquet and running away into the wild blue yonder like a scared little lamb. But, what a wild blue yonder, with some of the most spectacular scenery you’re likely to see in a clip this year.
Shakira employs a more intimate vocal technique in the verses for ‘Empire’, which have many drawing (easy) comparisons to early Tori Amos, but it works. Super-sweet delivery in the verses; big dramatic vocals and production in the choruses. Great track.