For the first time since her tragic death, the family of Selena Quintanilla is coming out with new music from the international superstar.
The first single, "Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti," from her new album "Moonchild Mixes," was released today. The song was produced by Selena's brother, A.B. Quintanilla, and honors the Tejano music legend's memory and legacy.
Selena was the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s and a Grammy-winning performer before she was shot on March 31, 1995.
The production process to make the first single took over a year, A.B. explained. He added that there were a lot of "obstacles" to overcome.
Suzette and her brother, A.B. Quintanilla, said that the desire to release new music from Selena stemmed from their sister's ability to transcend generations.
"The younger generation are discovering her and they're searching her, and they want to know more about her," said Suzette about her departed sister. "So that's why we felt it was really important to ... breathe new life into this old music, and have it created new for the newer generation."
"Everything was recorded on vinyl," A.B. said, "So, we had to kind of fuse the old school ways with the new school ways. Clean Selena's vocals, put them on timing. And then we also pitched her vocal down just a hair to make her sound a little bit more mature."
In response to critics who say an album made after Selena’s death takes advantage of Selena's legacy, A.B. and Suzette believe their sister would have loved the album.
"What we're doing is honoring her memory, her legacy. That's what it's about," A.B. said.
After all these years, A.B. and Suzette Quintanilla said they carry memories of Selena everywhere they go.
The finished album debuts August 26.