Speaking to Billboard at her Johannesburg hotel, Shakira said the as-yet-unnamed bilingual album, due September, is a return to her roots. "I see it [the new album] as having two currents," she says. "One is a lot about love and love experiences and emotions. And the other side of it is very joyful, and upbeat."
Shakira also revealed that the music on her upcoming set would reflect influences from both the Dominican Republic and Colombia. "It's a little more Latin on one side and a little more rock 'n roll on the other side," Shakira says. The singer plays the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury June 26 before returning to South Africa to perform "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" with Freshlyground at the World Cup's closing ceremony July 11.