Shakira, the three-time Grammy winner, has recently released a poignant music video titled Acróstico, where she joins her two sons, Milan and Sasha, in a powerful display of musical talent and familial love.
The video, which premiered on Monday, showcases Shakira’s ability to sing and play the piano while being surrounded by her children.
In the midst of moving from their lavish seven-bedroom Barcelona mansion to Miami, the 46-year-old Colombian artist sits at a graffiti-covered piano, flanked by eight-year-old Sasha Piqué and ten-year-old Milan Piqué.
This emotional scene adds a poignant touch to the music video, symbolizing a significant moment in their lives.
Shakira, known by her last name Ripoli, shared the Barcelona mansion with her former partner Gerard Piqué for eight years.
However, their relationship came to an acrimonious end on June 3, twelve years after their initial encounter on the set of Shakira’s renowned “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” music video.
Personal Challenges and Musical Expression
Through the lyrics of Acróstico, sung in Spanish, Shakira expresses her personal struggles and heartbreak.
She reflects on the lessons learned from her former partner, acknowledging that forgiveness and resilience are vital.
Despite life’s hardships, Shakira’s determination to remain strong shines through her music and lyrics.
Both Milan and Sasha actively participate in the music video, taking turns singing variations of the chorus. Their heartfelt performances serve as a testament to the love and support they have for their mother.
Shakira seizes this opportunity to impart valuable life lessons to her sons, urging them to face challenges head-on, find humor in life, and mend what is broken.
A Mother’s Pride and Joy
In a touching social media post, Shakira expresses her joy at Milan and Sasha’s involvement in the song.
She reveals that her children personally requested to be part of the project after feeling a deep connection with the music.
As a mother, Shakira is immensely proud to witness her sons spread their wings and pursue their dreams.
The music video for “Acróstico” holds a special meaning. Each verse of the song was meticulously crafted so that the first letter of each Spanish lyric spells out the names of Shakira’s sons, Milan and Sasha.
This artistic acrostic adds an extra layer of personalization to the heartfelt dedication she has for her children.
An Exciting Musical Journey
“Acróstico” serves as the third single from Shakira’s highly anticipated 12th studio album.
Preceded by the release of diss tracks “TQG” and “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53,” the ballad showcases Shakira’s versatility as an artist and her ability to evoke deep emotions in her audience.
Fans eagerly await the release of her full album.
Legal Challenges and Trial
In the midst of her artistic achievements, Shakira also faces a tax evasion trial in Spain. She is accused of failing to pay more than $13.9 million in taxes for income earned between 2012 and 2014.
If convicted, she could face a significant prison sentence of eight years and two months, as well as a substantial fine of $25.7 million.
As Shakira continues to navigate both personal and professional challenges, her music and performances continue to resonate with fans worldwide, showcasing her talent and unwavering spirit.