'Moonchild Mixes,' Selena's new album, 27 years after her death
On Friday, Aug. 26, the posthumous album of the Queen of Tex-Mex was released.
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The new posthumous album from Selena, Moonchild Mixes, features 10 unreleased songs, as well as three remixes by Quintanilla.
Despite the singer of "Amor prohibido" passing away 27 years ago, her family has 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 the 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 as if they had just been recorded.
"The public still remembers her. They haven't forgotten her and have been waiting for a project like this," said Quintanilla's father.
The late artist's family jointly decided on the album's name and were inspired by Selena's name, which in Greek means 'Goddess of the Moon.'
One of the characteristics of Selena's music was the cumbia rhythms, so her brother, creator of the Kumbia Kings, made sure to incorporate the genre.
"I was the one who did the mixes for all her 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," said A.B Quintanilla.
He also made sure to lower the pitch of her voice to make it sound older, the way the audience remembers it.
The Quintanilla family also still has 40 of Selena's recorded songs, but are not sure if they will continue to release her music. However, it is likely that a concert will be held in 2023 to celebrate the singer's legacy.
"It's not to commemorate any special date, but to celebrate her," explained her sister Suzette.
Selena Quintanilla is still present in the memory of millions of fans who, thanks to her music, videos and performances, remember her with great affection. She managed to establish herself as a great icon of Latin music.