Shakira new song release date: Ozuna collaboration dropping soon following tax fraud trial approval

TOPSHOT - Colombian singer Shakira arrives for the screening of the film "Elvis" during the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 25, 2022. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Shakira may have recently faced a legal battle, but that won’t stop her from releasing music to excite her fans even more, as she announced a collaboration with Ozuna; when will it be released?

According to Billboard, the singer took to social media to share a short teaser for her upcoming song “Monotona,” which translates to “Monotony” in English.

The short video depicts an animated heart being pierced with a dagger while blood drips from the bottom. The title of the track was later added and placed on a banner.

Ozuna commented on the post, calling himself and Shakira “Un pequeño rey con una súper reina,” which means:

“A little king with a super queen.”

On October 19, 2022, the song will be available for purchase and streaming.

This was not the first time the “Whenever, Wherever” singer teased fans about the new collaboration as she shared the lyrics on Instagram earlier this week, writing, “No fue culpa tuya/ Ni tampoco mía/ Fue culpa de la monotonía,” meaning, “It wasn’t your fault/ Nor Mine/ It was the fault of monotony.”

The song is a follow-up to her previous single, “Te Felicito,” which she co-wrote with Rauw Alejandro. Her most recent single was a huge success, topping the Billboard Latin Airplay chart and reaching number one on the Argentine Hot 100 chart.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after a judge in Barcelona, Spain, approved a trial for Shakira’s alleged tax fraud case.

According to CNN Entertainment, Spanish prosecutors claim that the 45-year-old Colombian star failed to pay personal income and wealth tax from 2012 to 2014. According to reports, the sum was worth a whopping $15.8 million.

In an interview with Elle Magazine, the singer denied all of the allegations leveled against her, claiming that she paid off all of her debts long before the lawsuit was filed.

She told the fashion magazine:

“As of today, I owe zero to them.”

In July, a spokesperson for the singer stated that she and her team believe the legal case against her is a “total violation” of her rights because she has always demonstrated “impeccable behavior” as a person and taxpayer.

If the singer is convicted in the case, she faces up to eight years in prison as well as fines.