Actress Jackie Cruz, who portrays Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales on Orange is the New Black, dusted off the mic and geared up her guitar for an emotionally-charged cover of one her favorite songs from the late Queen of Tejano music, Selena.
“She’s one of my biggest idols,” Cruz said of the Mexican singer to Billboard. “And her music still lives on. I picked that song because it just reminds me a lot of a relationship I had in the past and it’s something I really connect to. The song is about losing a love and you’re still happy for him even though he found happiness with someone else.”
In her acoustic version of the well-known Spanish ballad, Cruz describes the highs and lows of her seemingly serious relationship. The visual stars her real-life beau, Fernando Garcia and serves as just a taste of what Cruz has in store for her OITNB fans. The actress and musician plans to continuously release material with her band, Crosby Street.