After the somewhat forgettable "Can't Remember to Forget You" (I had to pause to remember the title, ironically), Shakira tries again with another new song. "Empire" has the big, roaring rock sound of U2 and Imagine Dragons, with some of her better lyrics and vocals. Definitely feeling some Alanis on this, too.
No word on if this is the official second single, but it's a much better offering than the first.
Shaki's upcoming self-titled album is out March 25th.