Empire by Shakira is a song performed in the key of D minor. Released as the second single from her self-titled tenth studio album in 2014, the track was written and composed by Shakira herself along with Steve Mac. Interestingly, it was originally intended to be a rock song, but was later transformed into a power ballad prior to its release. The song's lyrics are reflective, discussing themes of love and longing. With a haunting and captivating melody, Empire showcases Shakira's emotive vocals and heartfelt delivery, making it a standout track on the album.