Austin-based Tejano music artist Mia released her much-anticipated-winter single, “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” on Nov. 15.
The track pays tribute to the wildly popular and beloved original recorded by the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez while adding Mia’s own signature sound and voice.
Inspired by Selena’s bandmate and sister Suzette Quintanilla’s spoken liner notes for Selena’s “Amor Prohibido” album, Mia’s updated interpretation retains the fun, bubbly, and catchy nature of Selena’s original recording that continues to appeal to listeners of all ages 25 years after it first hit the airwaves.
Mia’s reboot of “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” was produced by her manager and father Chris Garcia of AIM Records and co-produced by three-time Grammy Award winner Sunny Sauceda of Solstice Records. The vocals were directed and recorded with David L. Garza at 180 Studios in Schertz, Texas, and the production was mixed and mastered by two-time Grammy Award winner Tony Gonzalez. Coincidentally, Gonzalez worked with Selena and was also present in the studio when she recorded the original version of the song. Studio musicians included Diego Garcia of Pete Astudillo & Tekno Mex on guitar and 14-year-old Edwardo Perez Jr. on accordion.
Latin Grammy Award winner James Galvez, who was instrumental in establishing Mia’s original sound, says “Mia is an incredibly talented young lady. Not only can she deliver an amazing performance on her own original music material; she does an incredible job interpreting and performing ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’ by the one and only Selena! I am very proud of Mia, and I am very impressed with her diverse skills and talent. The production value applied to Mia’s new video is awesome! Congratulations to Mia and everyone involved on this project! Very impressive!”
Remaking a classic recording by an icon like Selena is a daunting task, and the team took special care to ensure that it was done respectfully and correctly, securing the proper licensing for the project through Warner Chappell Music.
A fun-filled music video accompanies the single release of “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Filmed and edited Ryan Bazan and produced by Chris and Yuli Garcia the video was filmed in Pflugerville and San Antonio with kids and teens from all over Central Texas. The visual includes scenes and imagery honoring Selena’s memory, like Alan Calvo’s Selena mural, and employs the same kind of upbeat and positive energy that was one of the most endearing qualities of the late singer. Also featured in the video is the recently-released Perez Pepper Sauce, a brand new hot sauce from Selena’s widower Chris Perez.
Mia, who earned international recognition for winning the Tejano Music Award in the Best New Artist – Female category in 2018, is currently working on recording the lead single from her forthcoming sophomore album, which will be produced by Latin Grammy Award winner Lorenzo “Papo” Banda and Chris Garcia. Her album will be mixed and mastered by Tony Gonzalez, along with guest artists and a seasoned, award-winning production team. Mia will also be a presenter at this year’s 39th Annual Tejano Music Awards.
For more information about Mia, visit miamusictx.com and follow her adventures, including her hobbies like karate, gymnastics and horseback riding, in addition to being an aspiring musician.
Her music, including her debut album, “ La Reina Del Mundo,” is available on CD and on all digital platforms including iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, Tidal and Amazon Music.
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