By: Tricia Desroches
Twenty-seven years after her death, Selena Quintanilla’s father Abraham Quintanilla has announced that a new Selena album is being released. Selena was a Grammy-winning Mexican- American singer who, unfortunately, passed away on March 31, 1995, which was two weeks before her 24th birthday. She is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of Tejano music”.
The album will be produced by Warner music and will have 13 songs, with many people in her family also taking part. For example, her brother, A.B. Quintanilla, worked with computers to make Selena’s voice sound identical to the way it was before she passed away, and her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, is helping design the artwork for the album.
Three of the songs will have the same lyrics but will be of different musical genres. The first song on the album was recorded when she was 13, so her brother had to tweak it so it can sound more like her 23-year-old self. Her show on Feb. 26, 1995, is considered one of her best performances, but it was also her last one.
The album is focused on older music but with more of a modern/contemporary twist. Even though the songs are her lyrics and her perception, it has modern and new sounds that make the sound youthful. She made a name for herself by singing songs in Spanish, despite it not being her native language. Even though she isn’t with us anymore, we will always remember her jet-black hair, red lips, and sparkling purple jumpsuit.