Elvis Costello details the reconstruction of the 1978 Spanish-language album ‘This Year Model’

Elvis Costello has released the details of the Spaniard’s remake of his 1978 classic album ‘This Year Model’ – check out all the details below.

The new record, a collaboration with Costello’s regular assistant Sebastian Krys titled ‘Spanish Model’ – will be out in September.

It follows the recent release of ‘La Face de Pendule à Coucou’, a six-song EP that includes French adaptations of songs from Costello’s 2020 album ‘Hey Clockface’.

“Part of the excitement of this project is its unexpected nature,” Costello said of the new album in a statement. “Though, I think those of my audience that have noticed by now are pretty used to surprises.”

Krys added: “When Elvis told me the idea, it took me about 15 seconds to respond. I’ve been in a lot of situations trying to convert Latin artists to Elvis Costello’s music. The response I hear most often is ‘I like it. I wish I knew what he was talking about. ‘

“Spanish model is your chance to turn a whole side of the world into this amazing record and through these voices, get these ideas out. Lyrics, This year’s model still relevant today, what the songs had to say and how they said it. “

Hear the album’s first tester – Juanes sing ‘Pump It Up’ – below.

See the watchlist for ‘Spanish Models’ below.

1. Nina Diaz – ‘Inaction’
2. Raquel Sofía y Fuego – ‘(Yo No Quiero Ir A) Chelsea ((I don’t want to come) Chelsea)’
3. Draco Rosa – ‘Yo Te Vi (The Beat)’
4. Juanes – ‘Pump it up’
5. La Marisoul – ‘Explosives (Minor Trigger)’
6. Luis Fonsi – ‘Tu Eres Para Mi (You Belong To Me)’
7. Francisca Valenzuela y Luis Humberto Navejas – ‘Hand in hand’
8. Cami – ‘La Chica de Hoy (This Year’s Girl)’
9. Pablo López – ‘Mentira (Lip Service)’
10. Jesse & Joy – ‘Viviendo en el Paraiso (Living in Heaven)’
11. Morat – ‘Vogue lipstick’
12. Jorge Drexler – ‘La Turba (Night Race)’
13. Sebastián Yatra – ‘Llorar (Big Tears)’
14. Fito Páez – ‘Radio Station’
15. Gian Marco y Nicole Zignago – ‘Crawling To The USA’
16. Vega – ‘Se Esta Perdiendo La Inocencia (Running Out Of Angels)’

Elsewhere, the recent Costello Defending Olivia Rodrigo against accusations that she plagiarized rock musicians’ work. Responding to a Twitter user claiming Rodrigo’s song ‘Brutal’ was “a pretty direct lift from Elvis Costello”, the artist said “this is fine for me”.

“That’s how rock and roll works,” he added. “You take the fragments of another thrill and make a whole new toy. That’s what I did.”

Elvis Costello announces Spanish reimagining of 1978 album ‘This Year’s Model’


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@interreviewed.com.

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