A new Selena album featuring previously unreleased and digitally altered songs will be released in April via Warner Music, the late singer’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, said in a statement. recent maintenance.
Speaking during a Facebook Live session with Jose Rosario of Latin Groove News, Abraham shared that the album will contain 13 songs. Three of them are previously released tracks updated with new arrangements. Others are unreleased productions that include digitally altered voice work done by the album’s producer, Selena’s brother, AB Quintanilla.
“What’s unique is that not only is the music completely new arrangements, but my son worked on Selena’s voice with the computers and if you listen to it, it sounds on this recording like she just did before he died,” Abraham said. .
He described the album as a mix of ballads and cumbias taken from different parts of the family’s catalog. The first track, for example, is one he described as a “beautiful ballad” that was originally recorded when Selena was just 13, but the arrangements and voice work have been changed. to make it look like she did as an adult.
Abraham said the family turned the music over to Warner Music and are currently waiting for the project to be mastered. He also shared that Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, is helping with the visuals for the album. “The only thing they’re working on would be the artwork,” he said, adding that the contract he signed for the album included specific language about Suzette’s role in creating the cover. the scrapbook.
Warner Music did not immediately respond to rolling stonerequest for comment.
The album comes 27 years after Selena’s death. She died on March 31, 1995 after being shot by her former fan club manager Yolanda Saldívar. Selena’s posthumous album Dreaming of you made her the first Latin artist to reach the top of the Billboard 200.