Becky G and Chiquis Rivera they surprised their fans by launching this Friday, the version in Spanish and cumbia mexicana the hit song “Jolene”the classic the country music immortalized by Dolly Partondescribed as an “icon and example” for the two stars of the ancestors of mexicans.
“Dolly is an icon in the music and for the women. An example to follow and it is an honor to sing this song in Spanish,” said Chiquis Efe, who was the one who had the idea of making a version in Spanish and send it to the team Parton to what he anticipated would be a struggle to get the authorization and rights.
“I was fascinated by the idea because it brings together our two worlds. When people ask me where I’m from I I always say that I am mexican. I never say that my grandparents are mexican and I am american. However, country music is always heard in my house, with the mexican, and our ‘Jolene’, this is it. It has the essence of a Dolly with a little bit of itch our“he said Becky G.
The song written by Partonrepresented the consolidation in 1973 as one of the great figures of the country music. Since then, it has been interpreted by such figures as Olivia Newton-John, John Legend, Norah Jones, Keith Urban, Melissa Etheridge, The White Stripes, Miley Cyrus, among many others. However, the version of the two artists latino is the first in English.
The stories of Rebecca Gomez and Janney Marin Rivera, real names of the artists, are in many points. From his grandparents, mexican immigrants, their american fathers, his love for the Latin culture, their childhoods in the californian city of Los Angeles to your decision of getting into the music from the Spanish.
Although they are from different generations, Becky G is 23 years old and Chiquis 34, is called “best friends”. While previously they had already sung together in a tribute to the mother of Riverathis is the first time that fulfilled the dream to have a “song for two”.
“We were waiting for the adequate and although I never thought that would come from the country it worked perfectly,” said Chiquis, who is the eldest daughter of the late Jenni Rivera.
“Jolene” is included in PLAYLIST, the third disc of Chiquiswho chose the name of the disk because it is anchored to the diversity of the topics and the genres it touches. In addition to the cumbia, also includes band, northern and northern band.
The theme will be launched from the hand of a fun video in which the artists appear as warriors in a cartoon that takes place in the southwestern united States. While Chiquis is a “rider bandida”, Becky G is a “girl piromaníaca of bad character”.