PHOTO New Shakira album cover for Sale El Sol / The Sun Comes Out

Shakira cover art for Sale El Sol

Shakira released the cover to her new album via Facebook yesterday with the caption, “Just finished the new album cover. What do you think? Recién terminada la portada del álbum, ¿les gusta?”

The photo features the sexy sandy songstress striking a sultry pose with her name and the title Sale El Sol. (Hmmm… Perhaps she should have called it Shakira Sells Sexy Songs by the Seashore!)

Shakira also released the cover art for the first single “Loca” from the new album! From

We’re very pleased to report that Shakira will release her brand new album, Sale el Sol/The Sun Comes Out, on October 19th.

The album will feature Shakira’s record-breaking global hit “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”, as well as a new single “Loca”. Recorded in the Dominican Republic, “Loca” is Shakira’s interpretation of Dominican artist El Cata’s song “Loca Con Su Tiguere”. You can hear the Spanish version of the track, above. There will also be an English version, featuring a guest appearance from Dizzee Rascal, the UK’s number one rapper.

Shakira Loca cover art

Here’s the single:

The album cover looks great and all but I have to say I’m rather disappointed that she didn’t take either of my suggestions:

Shakira album cover for Crotch En Fuego

Shakira album cover for She Panda