Single Review: Shakira – ‘Dare’

Published On May 10, 2014 | By Janelle Tucknott | Music, Singles & EP's

After more than 20 years in the music industry, Shakira needs no introduction. We all know the feisty Colombian beauty and the music she has created over the years and the singer has been successful yet again with her recent self-titled album, her tenth to date.

Shakira-DareThe first taste of the new album we received came in the impossibly catchy Can’t Remember to Forget You, featuring fellow pop star Rihanna. The second international single unveiled is called Dare, and is a sultry, upbeat dance track which will be sure to be as well received as its predecessor.

Shakira has always been known for releasing high-energy tracks which blend elements of traditional Spanish music with contemporary pop elements to create International mainstream appeal. Dare is a perfect summation of what Shakira is all about as she performs the enticing, dance-club-friendly tune.

The song is distinctly Shakira from the opening notes as she repeats “La la la” a few times before coyly uttering “I dare you”  to introduce the track. Straight after that we are hit with some contemporary electronic dance beats which intensify the song’s energy and, along with the la la la’s make it irresistibly catchy.

Dare is another positive release from Shakira’s recently released self-titled album, which is shaping up to be one of her better efforts in recent years. As with most Shakira songs, it will likely linger in your head long after hearing it, but that’s probably not such a bad thing.

3.5 / 5 stars     

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