Gloria Estefan fans rejoice! The Cuban singer is preparing new music since dropping her 2011 dance album, Little Miss Havana. The Grammy-winning star is working on her dream project, a jazz-inspired album titled, The Standards. The project is slated to be released on September 10, reports NBC Latino.
The 13-track bilingual album, inspired by jazz legends like Frank Sinatra and Henry Mancini, will include a classic cover of “El Dia Que Me Quieras” (“The Day You Say You Love Me”). “I’ve written it in English, and I think it’s going to be a killer wedding song,” Gloria said to The Hollywood Reporter. “Hopefully it will become a wedding song for people who speak English that have never heard it in Spanish. It was our wedding song 34 years ago.”
Gloria and Emilio are also developing a Broadway musical based on their exile from Cuba and rise to fame. The couple is teaming up with the Nederlander Organization and producer Bernie Yuman to help produce the project, which is currently unnamed.
The Estefan's wrote in a statement, “We are very excited to share this story, which is based on hope, determination and the belief that with hard work and passion, our dreams can become our reality."
Are you looking forward to Gloria's new album?