Clandestino
by Shakira (featuring Maluma)

Album: Single release only (2018)
Charted: 115
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  • The fourth collaboration between Shakira and her fellow Colombian singer Maluma, this sultry tune finds the pair recounting the story of a clandestine love.

    Ours is illegal and I will not deny you
    That I pay the sentence for kissing you
    (English translation)

    Shakira and Maluma worked on the song in April 2018 in the Spanish city of Barcelona while they were in town for a Billboard magazine photoshoot.
  • Shakira and Maluma's duets have gradually been becoming more explicit in terms of talking about a forbidden passion. The remix of Shakira and Carlos Vives' single "La Bicicleta" is a nostalgic song about cycling in places of their childhood; "Chantaje" is more of a flirtatious number and "Trap" talks about a desire that remains alive even after the relationship ended.
  • Shakira and Maluma wrote the song with Édgar Barrera, who won the 2015 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album for his work on Carlos Vives' Mas Corazon Profundo.
  • The song topped the singles charts in a number of Latin countries including Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay.
  • The song's music video was filmed on the Spanish coast near Barcelona and was directed by frequent Shakira collaborator Jaume De Laiguana.
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