The band CNCO presents their new album “Déjà Vu”, where the band reinterprets romantic classics to appeal to a new generation. The new album, which was released on Friday, includes songs by Chayanne, Ricardo Montaner, Enrique Iglesias and Christian Castro, among others.
The band seeks to revive the most romantic themes from the 1980s to 2000s, originally performed by artists of that time. “We had to study all the songs to get into character and put the CNCO stamp on,” said CNCO’s Christopher.
The idea for the new CNCO album came from the quarantine
“This was born out of quarantine, when we were at home for a long time and were listening to music with our families, music that I listened to when I was littleZabdiel, one of the members of the quintet, said in a recent interview by video call from Miami.
At first they were nervous about the responsibility of interpreting such emblematic songs as “So in love” with Montaner, 1988. But the boys are happy that they have approved the project and “that we can be the spokesmen for these songs,” Christopher added.
Between the first people to hear the album were the members’ moms of the band. “I feel that the mothers are the most excited about this project and this album, because they are songs that are from their time,” said Erick. “It’s super cute”.
“My mother is a personal fan of Chayanne”Zabdiel said. “I put the album on her and when that song came (‘I’d leave everything’) she went crazy.”
In the new album there are also songs by Big Boy and Sin Bandera
Among other songs, “My eyes cry for you” by Big Boy stand out, which become smoother, and “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias, in an intimate version with acoustic guitar that they recorded in a single night. “It’s our first song that we sang full in English,” said Joel. “As soon as they told us about the option of that song of ‘Hero’, we were very excited.”
Noel Schajris from the duo Sin Bandera, of those who perform “Enter my life”, He was in contact with the album’s musical director to give him his blessing through voice messages. Cristian Castro, of whom they interpret “For loving you like this”, was another of the artists who supported them.
“He loved the version we did,” Richard said of Schajris. “Ricardo Montaner also kind of approved the song on our networks. I love having the approval of this iconic artist. “
CNCO, whose members have roots from Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, celebrates five years of experience in 2021.
With information from The Associated Press