The wait is over for Selena Quintanilla fans—new music is on the way!
Nearly three decades after the Queen of Tejano was murdered by the former founder and president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, the singer’s estate announced details concerning her long-awaited posthumous album, sharing that the first remastered single “Come Te Quiero Yo a Ti” will drop on July 29.
“Fall in love with Selena all over again with brand new arrangements beautifully curated for her fans,” her estate’s Instagram account captioned a post previewing new sounds.
Fans took to the comment section to show love and excitement for the upcoming project, with one user commenting, “OMGGGGG, I’M CRYING!!!! This will be my best birthday present without a doubt. I’m shaking!” Another added, “never stopped loving her, love her forever.”
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The new track comes 27 years after Selena’s tragic March 31, 1995, death. Though the full album’s expected arrival date has not yet been officially released, a preorder currently listed on retailer Target’s website points to August 26 as the date that Moonchild Mixes may be available. Fans can also pre-save the single on Spotify.
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In March, Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla Jr., who continues to oversee her estate, told Latin Groove News that the Warner Music-produced album was originally due for release in April 2022 to coincide with what would have been Selena’s 51st birthday. The reason for delay has not been made public.
The famed family patriarch, responsible for assembling Selena’s childhood family band and positioning her for ultimate success in the music industry, divulged that many of the upcoming songs, which range from ballads to cumbias, were recorded by Selena when she was just 13-years-old. Bringing them into the new age, the selections have been digitally-altered to make the Grammy Award-winning superstar’s voice sound nearly identical to how it did before she died, he revealed.
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“My son worked on this Selena’s voice with the computers,” Quintanilla said. “He took 10 songs that are part of our catalog from our company and completely [redid] new music.”
Quintanilla noted being amazed that after all these years, people still remember Selena, commenting: “They haven’t let go of her. They’re waiting for a project like this to come out and I know it will be well received by the public.”
Selena, the late singer’s wildly popular 1997 biopic film starring Jennifer Lopez became an instant classic. Netflix also tried its hand at a drama series showcasing the life and musical journey of the Mexican-American star in 2020.
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