It’s been 27 years since the passing of Selena Quintanilla. Nevertheless, the Queen of Tejano’s music remains just as influential, her fans just as adoring, as they were three decades ago. In delight of everyone everywhere, Quintanilla’s estate announced that they would be releasing a posthumous album beginning with a single release this Friday, July 29.
Moonchild Mixes drops on August 26 this year. the Warner Music-produced album is slated to be a “13-track song retrospective,” consisting of “brand new arrangements beautifully curated for her fans”. The album, in which her brother, AB Quintanilla, and sister, Suzette Quintalla, are said to have a hand, will feature re-recordings of the hits that made Queen of Tejano a superstar – many of which she originally recorded when she was only 13 years old.
The new single by Selena Quintanilla (@SelenaLaLeyenda) ‘Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti’ will be officially released this July 29th, 2022. The song will serve as the lead single for the late singer’s new album ‘Moonchild Mixes’ coming August 26, 2022. pic.twitter.com/XwRfjjoUpg
— Selena Q Spotify (fan) (@SelenaQspotify) July 22, 2022
“What amazes me and Suzette, my family, A.B., is that 26 years later and the public still remembers Selena. They haven’t let go of her,” said father, Abraham Quintanilla in an interview with Latin Groove News. “They’re waiting for a project like this to come out, and I know it will be well received by the public.”
This Friday, fans can get a first taste of what’s to come with the release of the single Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti. Fans can now “pre-save” the song on Spotify.
To this day, the Tejano Queen is widely celebrated – particularly throughout the State of Texas. Murals of her likeness decorate walls in Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Fiesta de la Flor – a two-day music festival in Corpus Christi is held in her name. In 2019, Dallas held 214Selena, a three-day festival dedicated to the iconic singer. She has nearly 5.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify and just a couple years back Netflix produced and released a two-part series about her career. Last year, State Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos proposed “Selena Day” as an official holiday in Texas.