Almost three decades ago, Selena Quintanilla’s life came to a tragic end just as her success in the US market was beginning to ignite.
Now, 27 years later, the Quintanilla family and Warner Music Latina will release a new album with the Tejano singer. The family unveiled a remixed regional version of “Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti,” the first single from Selena’s upcoming 13-track album, “Moonchild Mixes,” due out August 26.
“Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti” has been re-released once before, so this is the third version of the song originally recorded in 1987. The single was written by Ricky Vela, who was an original member of Selena y Los Dinos. produced by Selena’s brother, AB Quintanilla.
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About the new album, AB told ABC News: “Everything was recorded on vinyl. So we had to blend the old school tracks with the new ones. We cleaned up Selena’s vocals, put them in time. And we also reduced the tone a little bit. her voice to make it a little more mature”.
According to the family, most of the songs on the album were recorded when Selena was between 13 and 16 years old. In a process that took more than a year, AB says he digitally altered the music to represent the vocals and the overall sound as accurately as possible. The new album will include 10 songs that have never been heard before and three that are new variations of previously released songs.
“It really feels like I went into the studio again and recorded it,” said Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, in an ABC News interview. “It’s pretty amazing.”
The brothers also discussed the fuel for the new posthumous album, stating that they wanted to “breathe new life into old music and make it new for a new generation.”
“The younger generations are discovering her and looking for her and wanting to know more about her,” Suzette said of her sister.
Quintanilla was one of the best-selling artists of the 1990s before she was executed on March 31, 1995. She was 23 years old.
In response to a question about the exploitation of posthumous albums, AB and Suzette said that they think their sister would love the new album: “What we are doing is to honor her memory, her legacy. That’s what it’s all about,” she said. .AB
“As artists and musicians and people who are in the public eye, you have to turn that off. We will continue to do what we want with our music, with our sister, with our band,” said Suzette. “And I hope people understand that everything we do, we do it with love and beauty.”
On July 25, the estate released an official music video for their 1995 farm single “Tú, Solo Tú”, as part of the new album release. The video includes rare photos and videos of the singer. When it was released in 1995, the song debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart and climbed to number one the following week, where it stayed for ten weeks.