Latin boyband CNCO just released a new album, Déjà Vu. The album is a series of covers of classic Latin songs throughout the decades, all having the CNCO personalization.
Each of CNCO’s Members Selected their Favorite Songs
After each pitching their personal favorites, the band ended up with more than 25 songs to choose from. Out of those, only 13 made the cut. “At the beginning of quarantine, we took some time off since we had been traveling a lot these past few years,” the band says. “We were able to reconnect with our families and reflect on all we’ve achieved and look back at the music that inspired us to get where we are. We decided to have fun and bring back these classics, with the CNCO touch.”
During the recording sessions, they received video messages from some of the songs’ original singers. Among them, Montaner, Cristian Castro, Ricky Martin, and Noel Schrajis. “When we’d see their messages, it felt good because in a way they approved of our recording and gave us their blessing. It’s a gratifying feeling to know that they’re happy with our style and the way we did their song,” Richard tells Billboard.
Making Covers is a Challenge
The most challenging song to record: ‘La Quiero A Morir.’ “We recorded that song like three times,” Zabdiel says. “I think mainly because we always wanted the essence of the melody to remain and since this is a salsa song and we wanted to make it urban, it was challenging. But it turned out pretty good, we’re happy with it.”
‘Tan Enamorados’ was the first single for Déjà Vu. This turns out to be an adaptation of the homonymous song by Argentine singer-songwriter Ricardo Montaner. Ricardo’s ‘Tan Enamorados’ was released as a single in 1988. The song was announced by CNCO on November 11, 2020, through a post made on their official Instagram account, with the following description. “Deja vu. New album soon. Tan Enamorados. New single this Friday #CNCODejaVu.”
CNCO currently have 5 music videos made for the songs of this album. They include ‘Tan Enamorados,’ ‘Mis Ojos Lloran Por Ti,’ ‘Hero,’ ‘Solo Importas Tu,’ and ‘Dejaria Todo.’