Pump it up! Costello preps Spanish ‘This Year’s Model’

NEW YORK – Elvis Costello is re-releasing his classic “This Year’s Model” album — but this year’s model erases his vocals and replaces him with Spanish-language singers.

A video of Juanes performing “Pump it Up” was launched Thursday, previous the entire variation of “Spanish Model” owing to appear out on Sept. 10.

Producer Sebastian Krys saved, and remixed, the unique instrumental tracks recorded by Costello and his backing band, the Sights. Apart from Juanes, other vocalists include Fito Paez, Luis Fonsi, Sebastian Yatra and Jesse & Pleasure.

At first introduced in 1978, “This Year’s Model” was Costello’s 2nd album and to start with with the Sights. With its furious audio and blistering rate, Costello described it as an album about regulate and “desire and how that relates to like, manner and the male gaze toward girls.”

“I you should not assume there’s anything at all that any person in an additional language would not have encountered,” he mentioned.


He said in a information release that he was encouraged by television producer David Simon’s ask for that he report his music “This Year’s Girl” as a duet with singer Natalie Bergman for his display “The Deuce.” He explained he had a desire the place he read “This Year’s Model” sung in Spanish.

Juanes had just labored with Krys on his most current album, “Origen.” He advised The Associated Push that he could hear Costello’s respiratory in the blend utilised for his vocals.

“The movie is really particular, as well,” Juanes mentioned, “because it’s an animation more than the original. I imply, it truly is the authentic movie, but with my encounter. It really is a little bit insane, but it can be seriously awesome. The same human body of Elvis dancing to the track, but with my confront.”

“Spanish Model” consists of variations of “Mentira” (Lip Services) sung by Pablo Lopez, “La Chica de Hoy” (This Year’s Female) by Cami and “Tu Eres Para Mi” (You Belong to Me) by Fonsi.

Costello has teased the principle of bilingual releases recently, with Iggy Pop singing a French edition of Costello’s track “No Flag.”


“Part of the fun of this undertaking is its sudden nature,” Costello mentioned. “Although, I assume men and women in my audience that have been paying notice are quite substantially made use of to surprises by now.”


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Connected Press Spanish Enjoyment Editor Sigal Ratner-Arias contributed to this report.

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