What to know about Selena Quintanilla’s posthumous album?

27 years have passed since the tragic murder of Selena Quintanilla. And in the years since, old and new fans of the Queen of Tejano have fallen in love with her songs and her story. There are a movie, Netflix seriesa museum with merchand even a MAC Cosmetics collaboration. new music has also been released over the years. Now there’s more Selena content on the way. His estate loses a posthumous album August 26. If you’re wondering, “How could there be new music?” That’s where the technology comes in. And while some fans dream about it, others are a bit more skeptical.

How Selena’s voice was changed for a new album

In 1987, Selena recorded the love song “Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti” as part of her “Preciosa” album. After his death at the age of 23 in 1995, a re-recorded version of the song was released in a 2004 album. Now, nearly 20 years later, there is another version of the song on a list of digital reading near you. Courtesy of the Quintanilla family and Warner Music Latina.

It’s part of a new 13-track album called “Moonchild Mixes”. Which will also include two other remixes, as well as 10 previously unreleased songs. The late Grammy winner’s family say Selena recorded the majority of the songs when she was between 13 and 16 on vinyl, which posed a challenge to update her sound.

It took more than a year to update Selena’s voice, her brother AB Quintanilla said. He added that he also “lowered his voice” to try to “make her sound a bit more mature.”

“It really feels like she went back into the studio and recorded it,” Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla said. ABC News.

The family re-released “Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti” on July 29. And teased the next album. Suzette said it was an effort to breathe new life into her sister’s music for “a younger generation who admire and fall in love with Selena all over again.” But not everyone agrees.

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Any way to honor Selena or exploit her?

Note that posthumous albums are nothing new. See: mac miller, Notorious BIG, Amy Winehouse. But with the announcement of Selena’s next album, some of her fans are raising questions about her family’s motives. This is what some people post on social media:

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This is not the first time the Quintanilla family have been accused of still trying to profit from Selena’s career and death. And were very protective of his legacy – ending recently a legal dispute with Selena’s widower, Chris Perez. But her siblings think Selena would have been a fan of the new album. And defended him saying “what we are doing is honoring his memory, his legacy. That’s what it’s about.

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Decades after her death, Selena remains a beloved star across generations. But her new album raises questions about how deceased singers should be remembered and honored. And where is the line between maintaining a legacy and exploitation.

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