Sung entirely in Spanish, 'Sale el Sol' opens with wistful guitar notes in the background alongside an acoustic guitar, while the Colombian pop singer sings about missing someone she loves.
Next, the song moves into a chorus with a sunny melody and the equally hopeful lyrics: "Un dia despues de la tormenta / Cuando menos piensas sale el sol," which translates loosely as "A day after the storm, when you least expect it, the sun comes out."
Shakira dedicated the optimistic song to Argentine guitarist Gustavo Cerati, who has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in May.
'Sale el Sol' is the second single from the album of the same name. The first, 'Loca,' featured Dizzee Rascal and El Cata and hit No. 1 on both the Hot Latin Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. The album debuted at No. 7 after its release in October.
You can hear Shakira's new song 'Sale el Sol' by tuning in to AOL Radio's Pop Latino station.