Shelly Lares revealed the cover art of her highly-anticipated new album Obra De Amor on Monday.
“Little Miss TNT” shared a video of the cover art on social media with the caption, “You’ve been asking for it. So I’m going to go ahead and give it to you The REVEAL!” The cover art was designed by Jimencio.
This album was a labor of love for Lares and took three years to complete.
“It’s everything love in all different forms,” Lares told Tejano Nation. “I have gone through so many things the last three years as most of my fans know. I started the CD, probably in 2015 is when I released ‘Trato Y Trato’, which is the first single off this CD and had about three singles and lost dad and things were on hold, but I guess it’s all in God’s timing.”
Lares, who celebrates 37 years in the Tejano industry this year, lost her father Fred Lares in July 2016 after a brave battle with cardiac ailments. He was very instrumental in the career of his daughter and this will be her first album since his passing.
“I was just so used to being that racehorse where you have to release an album every nine months,” she said. “I think at this point and time the fans love and respect me and you know I have to give them the best of me and if it takes longer, it takes longer.”
“I worked so hard on this CD from every aspect ’cause I wanted to give yall my heart and soul on another level,” she added.
Lares said she will sell copies of Obra De Amor during this week’s Fan Fair in San Antonio, Texas. The album will be available at digital platforms on March 18 and in stores next month.