MEXICO CITY (AP) – Alejandro Fernández is preparing to perform for the first time on two consecutive dates in Las Vegas with the launch of the special edition of “Made in Mexico.”
The album includes the single “No lo beses”, which transformed from a pop version to a mariachi-norteña.
“It’s a song that became a hit, a classic in my concerts, but it had never been a radio single, nor had we made a video,” said Fernández.
The original version of the song, included in his 2009 album “Dos Mundos – Evolución”, was pop with piano and accordion. Now, he acquired a greater feeling with the new fusion and instruments such as tuba, trumpets, violins and sierreña guitar.
“It was incredible,” said Fernández. “More dramatic.”
The song talks about the pain of seeing an ex in love with another.
“Twisting your guts,” he said by video call from his home in Guadalajara. “It is difficult to go through those moments when you make the decision to end a relationship and see that each person is going to have to make their lives and resume their relationships … There is always a person who has a harder time and it hurts more” .
The music video, directed by Antonio Roma, was filmed in a studio in Mexico City. In it, Fernández appears very passionate about a model.
The special edition of “Made in Mexico” has also given home to his singles “Duele” with Christian Nodal and “Decepciones” with Caliber 50, which had already been successful with the public, adding both millions of views on YouTube. Fernández also performs on the album with Nodal “Más no quiero” and will have him as a guest on his tour in the Californian cities of Los Angeles, San José and San Diego.
Other songs in the special edition are “Ibas de Salida”, composed by Joss Favela, and “No prenderé la luz” by Poncho Arocha and Pablo Preciado, a song about a fractured relationship in which, to avoid one more fight, those who leave home prefer not to wake up their partner.
“It’s very good,” Fernández said. “The song is strong.”
For the first time, Fernández will perform two consecutive nights at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, on September 15 and 16, to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day with his “Made in Mexico US Tour” and will be accompanied by his son Alex Fernández to those concerts. Tickets for the September 16 concert will go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.com. (Those of the rest of the tour are already available).
Fernández will also perform in Reno, Nevada; Houston, Chicago, Boston, New York and Miami. In the latter city he will have as guests the pop duo Ha (asterisk) Ash. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the organization Families Belong Together, which seeks the reunification of separated immigrant families at the border.
“I think it’s going to be an epic return for both the singer and the audience. I think we were among the worst hit in this pandemic, ”Fernández said.
“Made in Mexico” won a Latin Grammy for best ranchera / regional music album and was nominated for a Grammy. He debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top Latin Albums” chart, making Fernández the first artist to achieve that position in four different decades (1990, 2000, 2010, and 2020).
On his album, Fernández also has as a guest his father, the Mexican regional music star Vicente Fernández, with whom he performs “Mentí”.
“A gift of life,” he said. “For many years I did not sing along with my father in duet in the studio. I put the album on him, I put the songs on him and he decided to sing it ”.
Vicente Fernández was recently hospitalized for a urinary tract infection.
“It was very on time and now he is out of danger,” said the son.