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From Sєxy to serious, the sensual Shakira

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LONDON — On the cover of her new album, “Oral Fixation, Vol. 2,” the Colombian pop singer and songwriter Shakira plays Eve, clothed only in strategic leaves. Perched next to her in a tree is a baby girl, reaching for the apple Shakira holds in her hand.

For obvious reasons, it’s eye-catching, as was the cover of the Spanish-language companion album Shakira released in June, “Fijación Oral, Vol. 1,” which showed her fully dressed and holding the same baby to her breast. “Fijación Oral, Vol. 1” zoomed to No. 4 on the Billboard pop charts in America.

As an attention-getter, a pop star showing skin needs no further justification. Yet Shakira, 28, has other ideas about her latest chosen image. “I want to attribute to Eve one more reason to bite the forbidden fruit, and that would be her oral fixation,” she said in an interview. “I’ve always felt that I’ve been a very oral person. It’s my biggest source of pleasure.”

“From a psychoanalytical point of view, we start discovering the world through our mouths in the very first stage of our lives, when we’re just born,” she continued. “The first album cover is more Freudian, and the second one more resembles Jung, because Eve is a universal archetype. I tried to keep a unity between the two album covers, and I chose to use some Renaissance iconography. Mother and child and original sin are recurrent concepts of the Renaissance period, and I wanted the historical character.”

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