Tejano vocalist Javi Guerra just released his cumbia version of a Luis Miguel hit from the 1990s, “Hasta Que Me Olvides,” and the unlikely take on what was initially a ballad works.
Guerra’s smooth but intense vocals keep the song’s intended passionate feel while the upbeat cumbia rhythm provides listeners with a fresh version of a new classic.
Guerra said he has long been a fan of the Luis Miguel song, released in 1993 and written by Juan Luis Guerra, which inspired him to create a unique version “with the blend of modern and classic Tejano.”
“‘Hasta Que Me Olvides’ has always been one of my favorite songs ever since I was a young kid,” Guerra said. “So I decided to record a cumbia version of my own.”
The Rio Grande Valley singer has released several singles from his latest album, “Un Nuevo Comienzo,” which came out in September 2019.
More singles will follow but this catchy cumbia cover is the latest and shows how Tejano artists are influenced by a diversity of sounds, including Latin pop and tropical.
Javi Guerra — “Hasta Que Me Olvides”
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