Shakira Drops Ozuna-Assisted Single and Video "Monotonía"

The Colombian singer announced the record on social media last week, just months after confirming her split with Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique.

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Shakira has learned plenty about heartbreak, and she brought that to the table for her new single.

On Wednesday, the Colombian singer came through with her Ozuna-assisted “Monotonía” track and its official video. Shakira confirmed the drop via Instagram this month, when she shared the cover art as well as several snippets from its visual. One showed the Grammy winner looking defeated as she made her way through a grocery store; another showed her trying to pick up a beating heart from the ground, while others trampled it.

The sneak peeks suggested “Monotonía” would address her recent split from Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique.

“It wasn’t your fault, mine either,” she sings. “It was the monotony’s fault.” 

Shakira, 45, spoke about the breakup in her recent cover star for Elle.

“I feel like in this moment of my life, which is probably one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life, music has brought light,” she said. “I’ve remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it’s hard to talk about it, especially because I’m still going through it, and because I’m in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so it’s been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult.”

You can stream “Monotonía” now on all major platforms and watch the video above. It’s Shakira’s second release of 2022, following “Te Felicito” with Rauw Alejandro.

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