Shakira released "Monotonía" on October 19, 2022. It was her second single about her breakup with Pique, following "Te Felicito
." While "Te Felicito" finds Shakira angry at her ex for not paying her enough attention, in "Monotonía" she accepts that their relationship had run its course.
"I feel like in this moment of my life, which is probably one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life, music has brought light," Shakira told Elle
magazine. "Everything I go through is reflected in the lyrics I write... when the glove fits, it fits."