Two-time Grammy winner Rebecca Valadez has returned with a new single, “Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir,” her first Tejano release in 10 years.
The track was produced by Severo “Sevy” Contreras at Slackmonster Studios in San Antonio, Texas. It’s a cover of song originally composed as a Peruvian waltz in 1936 by Angel Cabral with lyrics by Enrique Dizeo, both from Argentina. It has been covered by many singers over the years, most notably Julio Iglesias in 1980, La Sonora Dinamita featuring Margarita Vargas in 1990, and José Feliciano with Alicia Villarreal in 2006.
“I used to sing this song when I was with the Soto band in L.A.,” Valadez told Tejano Nation. “It got used to singing it. It was something I was familiar with, so I called Sevy and said we should do this as a ranchera.”
The duo hit the studio to record the song and released it as her comeback track.
Valadez began her career as a backup vocalist for Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz in 1994 as a teenager, winning a two Grammy Awards as part of the group. She recorded her self-titled debut album in 2006 with a follow-up sophomore album “Sinceramente.”
The songstress is ready to get back to performing and recording original songs written by herself.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on stage and doing my original music,” she said. “The next step is promoting the song because this really will get the ball rolling for me as far as continuing to do music and just building up my confidence in general because I haven’t done anything for myself in 10 or 12 years. So this will be interesting to see what happens next.”
A full album is in the future for Valadez, but she plans to take it one song at a time for now.
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LISTEN: Rebecca Valadez — “Que Nadie Sepa Mi Sufrir”