More recently, when Quintanilla announced in March that a new posthumous Selena album
was in the works, to be released this month, it was received with an outpouring of mixed emotions — especially given that it comes with an A.I.-dystopian-leaning peculiarity: It will feature the singer’s digitally altered voice. According to Quintanilla
, Selena “sounds ... like she did right before she passed away” on the project, which includes arrangements by Selena’s brother A.B. and artwork by sister Suzette. While some expressed
their excitement about the possibility of unreleased new music, many were quick to point to the conspicuous exploitation of the beloved singer. “This is sickening. Abraham Quintanilla should let his daughter rest in peace,” one user wrote on Twitter
. Another one added
, “The Quintanilla family be really doing everything to keep getting money.” Refinery29 Somos reached out to Quintanilla for comment but has not heard back. However, during an interview on The AC Cruz Podcast
in 2021, Quintanilla addressed accusations about the after-death exploitation of Selena by referring to critics as "dogs." "I say so what, let them talk. Dogs get old from barking. Let them bark all they want to," he said.