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Selena Song Released 20 Years After Death, Her Father Explains Delay

A new song from Selena Quintanilla was shared with the world earlier this week, exciting fans of the late singer around the world.

The song, “Oh No (I’ll Never Fall in Love Again),” was released by the singer’s father, Abraham Quintanilla.

According to the Huffington Post, the song was released online via Abraham’s online radio station Selena Q Radio.

Before he played the actual song, Abraham introduced the track by explaining to his listeners and Selena’s fans the history of the previously unreleased song, including the reason for its extended delay.

“The reason we never released it as one of her songs is because it’s not up to par as far as sound is concerned. But years later my son A.B. recorded it with the Kumbia Kings. We thought that the fans would enjoy it even though it’s not a professional recording.”

In a March 2015 interview with NY Daily News, Abraham opened up about the lasting legacy that his deceased daughter left behind.

“It’s just like her song says, ‘photographs and memories.’ Death is a very painful situation for humans and especially if it’s your child. The remembrance and the pain will always be there. You just learn to live with it and life goes on.”

Abraham also talked about Selena’s personality and qualities, including the one thing that he thought was wrong with his daughter.

“She was a beautiful person. She was very humble and very giving. The one wrong thing that Selena had was that she was too trusting of people… I am the opposite. I was raised in the streets when I was young so I’m always suspicious of everything. My kids were not raised that way because they were under my wing and I protected them. But when they grow into adulthood that changes. I used to worry about Selena being so trusting.”

At the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla was shot and killed by her fan club president Yolanda Saldivar after the singer questioned her about embezzling in March 1995. Her life and death was brought to the big screen in a 1997 biopic starring Jennifer Lopez in the leading role.

Rolling Stone reports that a hologram version of Selena Quintanilla is currently under development thanks to independent tech company Acrovirt LLC. According to the report, this “digitized essence will release new songs and videos, will collaborate with current hit artists and aims to go on tour in 2018.”

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