A true Latin lover knows that music is a key element when trying to charm that special someone -- which is why Pantelion Films tapped artists such as Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno and Jungle Fire to re-create classics tracks for the epic soundtrack to the new film How to Be a Latin Lover.
Starring Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek, the movie's score will include Grammy-nominated artists Morrison and Moreno's renditions of iconic songs such as The Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes" and Blondie's "Call Me."
"It was a great challenge to remake such an iconic song like 'Pale Blue Eyes.' It helped watching the scene beforehand to get in the mind frame of attempting to record the song in Spanish," Morrison tells Billboard. "I hope people love the song as we (also my producer Alejandro Jiménez) had so much fun working in a different way and at the same time honor the original version. I can't wait for people to see/hear it on the big screen with big sound! I'm nervous but so excited."
About her version of "Call me" Moreno says: "Being a Blondie fan, I was blown away when I found out that she had recorded a Spanish version of the song 'Call Me,' but not surprised as she has always been forward-thinking. To hear my interpretation of this classic song on the big screen was a big thrill. I hope I was able to give this song justice to the original."
The soundtrack's track list includes:
"El triste" Iris Cepeda & Craig Wedren ft. Jungle Fire
"The Birds and the Bees" Jungle Fire ft. Angélica María
"She Said I'll be a Failure" Clarence Ashe
"Gotta Learn to Love" The Vanguards
"Los feligreses (How to Be a Latin Lover remix)" Jungle Fire
"Firewalker (Dámelo version)" Jungle Fire with Craig Wedren
"Call Me" Gaby Moreno & Isaac Carpenter
"Betún" Craig Wedren & Jungle Fire ft. Iris Cepeda
"Don't Give Up on Me" Solomon Burke
"Pale Blue Eyes" Carla Morrison
"No estoy triste" Craig Wedren & Pink Ape
"El triste" Salma Hayek & Eugenio Derbez ft. Rumbankete & Jungle Fire
How to Be a Latin Lover opens in theaters April 28, the same day the soundtrack will be released under Nacional Records.