Ilyssa Saenz is making a return to Tejano music after pursuing a career in education and the talented singer released the latest single, “Confía en Mí,” from her highly-anticipated comeback album.
The upbeat, guitar-driven cumbia was co-written by Joel Villarreal and Severo “Sevy” Contreras and Ilyssa tells Tejano Nation it’s a different sound for the Best New Female nominee at the Tejano Music Awards in 2010.
“I’m super excited about it because it’s something I’ve never really done before, it’s a little bit out of my element,” she said. “I wanted to do something a little bit different for this new single.”
The previous singles from Ilyssa included “Ayer” featuring David Lee Garza, which had a traditional Tejano sound, and the following release was a Mariachi single titled “Hasta Cuando.”
“I fell in love with the tune,” Ilyssa said about her latest release. “I thought it had a little catchy tune, a little catchy groove. Once we added the electric guitar, it just took on this different kind of vibe just to do something different and something fun.”
The hot summer track features many talented Tejano musicians including drummer Joey Sanchez, bassist Julio Lugo, guitarist Steve Alvarez, percussionist Emanuel Escamilla, and keyboardist “Mr. Slackmonster” Severo “Sevy” Contreras, with background vocals from Joel Villarreal.
“Confía en Mí” will be available at all digital music platforms soon, but you can listen to a preview below. A full album from Ilyssa is expected to be released before the end of the summer.
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