It contains 10 previously unreleased songs, as well as three Quintanilla remixes.
Despite the fact that the performer of planetary hits like “Amor prohibido” died 27 years ago after being assaulted by Yolanda Saldivar, her family have not stopped doing the impossible to keep Selena in the hearts of her fans. .
In an interview with Efe, Abraham and Suzette Quintanilla (Selena’s father and sister) revealed the creation of this new album, which was a challenge for them because the songs are themes that Selena recorded between the ages of 13 and 16. , so they had to work hard to make the melodies sound like they had just been recorded.
“Audiences still remember her. They haven’t forgotten her and have been waiting for a project like this,” Quintanilla’s father said.
The late artist’s family jointly decided on the name of the album and were inspired by the name Selena, which in Greek means “Moon Goddess”.
One of the characteristics of Selena’s music was the rhythms of cumbia, so her brother, creator of the “Kumbia Kings”, did not hesitate to incorporate this genre heavily.
“I did the mixes for all his vinyl records. For this album I used elements from the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) world, with keyboard arpeggios, to give it the flow of cumbia” says AB Quintanilla.
He also made sure to lower the pitch of his voice to make it sound older, like his audience remembers it.
On the other hand, the Quintanilla family still have 40 of Selena’s recorded songs, but they don’t know if they will continue to release her music. However, it is likely that a concert will take place in 2023 to celebrate the singer’s legacy.
“It’s not to commemorate a special date, but to celebrate it,” explained her sister Suzette.
Selena Quintanilla is forever remembered by millions of fans who, through her music, videos and performances, remember her with great affection. She managed to establish herself as a great representative of Latin music.