Columbian artists Shakira and Maluma team up in a steamy music video of "Trap." The song is part of Shakira's newest album El Dorado.
Directed by Jaume de Laiguana, the video was shot with soft visuals in black and white. Steam drift around the scantily clad pair as they sing to the camera.
"Trap" is the duo's second collaboration after "Chantaje." The song speaks of Shakira's broken heart, while Maluma sings about not giving up on his lover.
The 40-year-old Columbian superstar has been hinting at the music video throughout the week by posting clips on her social media pages. Maluma also posted a teaser, although neither artist revealed any details about the photos on their captions.
Upon its release, "Trap" became an instant hit, rising to the top trending videos of YouTube. It currently has more than 6 million views and the number is only expected to rise.
"We worked on this song almost a year ago when we were working the 'Chantaje' song in Barcelona, and I told her that there was a genre that is happening in the streets and the underground world," Maluma says to E! News. "She loved it and then we did a new song. Wait for it, because I think you're going to like it. It's very sensual, but it has a lot of concepts."
Shakira will be embarking on a world tour to promote El Dorado starting in June. This tour has been a long time coming as it was originally supposed to be last year if not for an injury that left the songstress with a hemorrhage on her right vocal cord. Required to rest, Shakira postponed the tour for El Dorado to 2018.
Even the album El Dorado was rough going for the singer. In an interview with New York Times, she confessed that there was a time she thought she would never be able to create good music again. Her last album was self-titled Shakira album in 2014, which had not-so-stellar sales. Eventually Shakira, who has two children with footballer Gerard Piqué, found liberation by focusing on one song at a time instead of being pressured to produce an album in a snap.
"Finding inspiration itself and realizing it had always been there all along — that was my El Dorado," she explains, referring to the famous mythical city. "That was a perfect state of mind."
Maluma will also be touring in the United States in March.