“Never Have I Ever” (“Yo Nunca He…”) available now
Powerhouse vocalist Danielle Bradbery broadens her impressive range and deepens her connection with her Mexican heritage by enlisting Latin GRAMMY nominated artist Kurt for a Spanish version of her latest single “Never Have I Ever” (“Yo Nunca He…”) out now via Big Machine Records. Tapping into her Mexican influences, Bradbery sings entirely in Spanish for the first time on the collaboration as a nod to her Latina culture.
Raised in Texas, Bradbery was heavily influenced by her heritage through her maternal grandmother, Gloria Avila Redden who was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and began teaching her to sing in Spanish at an early age. With the help of Latin artist Kurt, who is known for his romantic flair and ethereal vocals, she delivers one of her most raw and striking performances of her career as a pathway to connect fans all over the globe in a language she admires and respects.
“Growing up, I was always surrounded by Latin music; it’s so beautiful and I’ve always dreamed of recording a song in Spanish. 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,” shares Bradbery. “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.”
Although she does not fluently speak the language, Bradbery worked around the clock with renowned Latin producers Andres and Mauricio, known for their work on “Despacito,” to put their spin on the track and took on the Spanish lyrics with grace and ease.
“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 says of the new collaboration. “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”.
Launching a new musical chapter last year with the original track which she co-wrote alongside Laura Veltz and David Hall Hodges, Bradbery showcased her “artistic maturity” (Billboard) while garnering over 14 million global streams to date. The 24-year-old now continues her evolution now by notching another career milestone with the bilingual duet.