Singer goes guerrilla for clip, which features a madcap dash around Barcelona.
By James Montgomery
Shot run-and-gun style in Barcelona last month, the “Loca” clip follows Shakira and her crew on a madcap dash around the city — including scenes shot in a public fountain and on the back of a motorcycle, which got her in hot water with local authorities. Thanks to all that, it’s a decidedly different turn from her past efforts, most of which were big-budget affairs, and all of which avoided getting her in trouble with the law.
“Loca” — which features a cameo by British rapper Dizzee Rascal — is the first single off her new album, Sale El Sol (due October 19), and while the full video won’t premiere until Wednesday on MTV.com, you can watch an exclusive 30-second sneak peek right now. There’s roller skating, frolicking in a fountain, (very public) costume changes, motorcycle riding and — of course — a whole lot of hip-shaking, too. It’s sexy, cheeky and, yes, even a little bit crazy, but then again, what Shakira video isn’t? And while “Loca” may be a departure from her previous clips, what makes it great is the simple fact that none of her pop contemporaries — not even Lady Gaga — would dare try something like this. And that’s why we love her so much.
But why are you reading this? Have a look at our exclusive preview of “Loca” right now, and make sure to check back on Wednesday for the full experience. Trust us, it’s worth it.
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