Country singer Danielle Bradbery teams with a rising star in Latin pop for an intriguing new Spanish-language duet, translating her single “Never Have I Ever” into “Yo Nunca He…”
Tapping Latin Grammy nominee KURT for the new project, the song is described by Bradbery as a way to explore and embrace the Mexican heritage of her family tree. The young singer-songwriter explains that she was raised in Texas and taught to sing in Spanish by her Mexican-born maternal grandmother, Gloria Avila Redden, so this new remix was a labor of love.
It still features the same heart-thumping country pop sound of the original, with pounding drums and a piano-based melody. But Bradbery’s shining vocal now sings of a love that changes everything in sensual, bilingual style. Although it might sound naturally effortless, she says creating the track was anything but.
“Growing up, I was always surrounded by Latin music; it’s so beautiful and I’ve always dreamed of recording a song in Spanish,” she says in an official statement. “I’m not going to lie; this was one of the most challenging things I’ve done in my career, but after listening to the final mix — I couldn’t be any prouder and I’m so grateful that my friend KURT could be on it with me. I feel like I’m putting a piece of my heart out into the world, and I’m so excited for everyone to hear it. I hope that I made my Chita and my family proud.”
As a romantically charged star on the rise, KURT echoed that sentiment of gratitude, noting music’s power to cross cultural borders and bring people together. The 2020 Latin Grammy Best New Artist Nominee frequently builds acoustic guitar into his attention-grabbing tracks, and has scored standouts with songs like “La Mujer Perfecta” and “10 Veces Mejor.”
“It’s been an incredible opportunity. Music has taken me to meet great artists and to think that now is taking me to new countries and languages is super exciting,” KURT said. “Danielle has an amazing voice and talent, it’s always a pleasure and honor to work with such talented artists and with songs that demand the best of me.”
Co-written by Danielle Bradbery with Laura Veltz and David Hall Hodges, the original version of “Never Have I Ever” was released last year. Her latest album, I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, came out in 2017 and marked a new chapter for the now 24-year-old former winner of The Voice.