“My music has always been a creative way to express myself, and to share my emotions and passion. Composing melodies and lyrics is a very beautiful and empowering way to speak out and bring up issues that are important to me. I love daring to experiment with different styles of music and sound.”

Lately, the recording studio is one of my happy places. It brings me a lot of peace, I don’t know, I love it. It’s where I feel free the most. But I really want to go on tour and return to the stage. I feel very happy when I’m on stage.”

Shakira on writing “Whenever, Wherever:”

“I was in love with the Andes, Andean culture, the sounds of the Andes so it was like a necessity to use that… And it was an opportunity to also show the world another sound, to show the Anglo market and industry.”