Tejano icon Selena will release two new albums featuring unreleased music

A new Selena album will feature new arrangements of her songs by her brother AB Quintanilla III.

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Two new albums from Tejano icon Selena are on the way, according to her father Abraham Quintanilla.

The first project will feature 13 songs with “completely new arrangements” by AB Quintanilla III, Selena’s brother and musical partner. It will be a mix of ballads and cumbias, including a song recorded when she was 13. Abraham Quintanilla expects it to be released next month.

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“Twenty-six years later, Selena is very present in today’s musical world”, Abraham Quintanilla says Latin Groove News.

He said Selena would sound like she did “right before she died”, thanks to the studio’s technology.

The album will be released via Warner Music.

Abraham Quintanilla also stated that a second album featuring simpler Tejano songs is on the way. He assembled the tracklist from a catalog of 50 Selena songs he currently owns through Q Productions.

He said it sounded “incredible” and was inspired to do it by fans who asked Selena for more 80s Tejano. He hasn’t decided whether he’ll release it himself or partner with Warner Music.

The last album of Selena’s material was the soundtrack to “Selena: The Series” on Netflix. It featured songs from throughout his career. Kat Von D recently released a synthwave cover of Selena’s “Fotos y Recuerdos”.

The movie “Selena” starring Jennifer Lopez will be back in theaters on April 7 for a 25th anniversary screening.

  • Joey Guerra

    Joey Guerra is the music critic for the Houston Chronicle. It also covers various aspects of pop culture. He’s reviewed hundreds of gigs and interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from Justin Bieber to Dolly Parton to Beyonce. He appeared as a regular correspondent on Fox26 and served as head judge and director of the Pride Superstar singing competition for a decade. He has been named Journalist of the Year multiple times by OutSmart Magazine and the FACE Awards. It also covers various aspects of pop culture, including the local drag scene and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.

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