Released: 27th February 2006.
Having made us wait years for a proper follow up to the excellent "Laundry Service", Shakira has now released two new albums - the Spanish "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1" followed by its English companion "Oral Fixation Vol. 2". Lead single off the English album is "Don't Bother", and after the Latin, ballad and tango themes of the previous releases, this is as close to rock as Shakira has so far got. With its ever clever lyrics (comparing herself to her female rival), strong trademark vocals and an irresistible chorus, "Don't Bother" certainly ranks as one of her most catchy releases to date.
Shakira, one of Latin America's biggest stars and one of 2002's most successful artists worldwide, finally releases the first single from her second, and weirdly named album, "Oral Fixation Vol. 2". So what's to expect from Shakira? Well, the girl who brought us a song about her breasts and mountains has done it again. The lyrics are quirky ("Don't bother, I won't cry of deception"), the song is sweeping and the vocals are uniquely Shakira. A fantastic comeback from one of the best singers in Latin music.
After the dust had settled from 'Laundry Service', the big question was, "Can Shakira successfully follow up such a massive success?" Well, it's taken quite some time, but with this comeback single, she's hit the nail firmly on the head. A perfect example of how to do a great Latin pop song (Chico, take note), Shakira should hopefully get a very big hit with this song - though maybe she came over to promote it just a couple of weeks too early for maximum effect.