Could the breakout cover star of 2010 be…Shakira? Seems like a stretch, but so far she’s two for two. Back in May she unleashed her popped-up version of the xx’s indie breakout “Islands.” Now on her fall tour she takes on metal! Is this really the same woman who once sang, “Lucky that my breasts are small and humble / So you don’t confuse them with mountains”?
Her The Sun Comes Out tour began in Montreal a couple nights ago and with it came some Metallica. “Nothing Else Matters,” to be specific, from the band’s 1992 self-titled effort. Shaki’ strips it down to an acoustic trio of mandolin, violin, and south-of-the-border drumming. Shakira being Shakira, she even throws in a Spanish verse halfway through. Only one question remains: Who’s the better dancer, her or James Hetfield?
Check out a video below. It starts a few seconds in, but it’s got much better sound than any of the other YouTube grabs.
Check out more Shakira at her website.