Los Angeles native singer/songwriter Desire?® Estrada has had a phenomenal response after her last single release "Don't Speak" (No Hables), a Bachata rendition of the group No Doubt's hit song. She is now gearing up for the release of her new single "I'd Like To Be" (Quisiera Hacer).
This last year has been a great experience for Desire?® as she has been performing throughout several venues in various cities including festivals such as Gay Pride, Fiestas Patrias and others. She has also been busy interviewing on shows such as Primer Edicion (Univision), Lanza Te (UniMas), En Vivo- Local & National (Estrella TV), Cruz TV and many more. She graced the carpet at major events such as Latin Billboard Awards, BMI Latin Awards, Latino de Hoy Awards, Latin Grammy's, Grammy's, and many other private engagements.
Inspired by artists such as Lauryn Hill, Common, Selena, Sade and Boys II Men,
Desire?®'s sultry voice is a perfect match for the sounds of Bachata. The song "I'd Like to Be" has had a long and interesting history. The song's lyrics and melody were written in 2001 by veteran songwriters Leticia Ascencio/John Scott Mulchaey (Nicole Scherzinger/Kat Deluna) to a track by Grammy-winning producer Jean-Yves "Jeeve" Ducornet (Santana) and Travis House.
The song was recorded by girl group Nobody's Angel (Hollywood Records) and was slated to be the first single off their second album. Soon after Nobody's Angel recorded the song it was heard by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston and both expressed interest in recording it, but because the song had already been given to Hollywood Records neither was able to record it.
Songwriter Ascencio says, "We of course would have loved for Mariah or Whitney to record the song, but were under contract with Hollywood Records and there was really nothing we could do about it." Nobody's Angel broke up in 2002 and the song was never released. By that time both Mariah and Whitney had finished their albums and the song sat on the shelf for the past decade.
Desiree Estrada heard the song last year and instantly fell in love with its message. Famed Argentine songwriter Claudia Brant provided a Spanish translation of the English lyrics and with a new Bachata production, Desiree's latest single was born. Songwriter John Scott Mulchaey says he knew the song would one day have its chance to shine. "It has always been a favorite of ours and we've knew someday it would find a good home. We were thrilled when Desiree wanted to record it."
"I'd Like to Be" was released June 24, 2014 through Trevino Music Group/InGrooves-Fontana and is available through digital outlets nationwide. Her music video will follow in the weeks ahead.