Latin singer Andrea Bejar released a beautiful and intimate version of Stephen Sanchez vintage pop hit “Until I Found You”. The song is the perfect choice to show off Bejar’s velvet and lithe voice and she absolutely nails the vocals, which were recorded by Em Beihold in the original song.
Bejar is a Mexican-born pop singer who draws influence from Mexican ballads and Western pop and rock music. In her version of “Until I Found You” she sings over a stripped back piano backing without any other instruments, which serves to highlight her vocal control and unique voice, which brings to mind the classic pop of yesteryear.
Bejar’s version of “Until I Found You” is her most popular song on her YouTube channel and has racked up 1.6 million views so far. Fans couldn’t get enough of her “angelic” voice, adding comments such as “Oh my goodness I love this cover even more than the original,” and “I did not know that this song is so beautiful until I found this cover.”
The 33-year-old singer was born on January 1, 1990 and mixes alternative, indie pop and Mexican folk elements in her original music. Bejar lists Latin stars such as Ed Maverick and Natalia LaFourcade as major influences, as well as Western hit-makers like Billie Eilish and Tom Misch. Her second most popular song is a piano cover of Joji’s “Glimpse of Us”, which you can hear below.
Bejar has been building up her name as an original music artist as well. She dropped a rapid-fire three singles in 2023 already, the most successful of which was the first, “Despierto”, which has gained over one million streams on Spotify so far.
The lyrics of the song are in Spanish and the title means “wakeful.” The influence of her Mexican heritage is clear in her songs. Bejar addressed this in a recent interview with The Luna Collective, explaining that blending in elements of Mexican folk music is an important aspect for her. “Finding chords, sounds, and melodies that remind me of home with my grandma in Mexico is so beautiful and meaningful. I want that love to translate into the music I make,” she said.
No doubt Bejar’s success with her cover of “Until I Found You” will help draw attention to her original music. “Until I Found You” was written by American singer-songwriter Stephen Sanchez. He released it as the lead single from his 2021 EP Easy on My Eyes. The track was a viral success on Tik Tok and became a top 20 hit in the UK and a top 30 hit in the US. The song also became Sanchez’s biggest hit, with 1.4 billion streams on Spotify across his three recordings of the song.
In 2022 a new version of the song featuring American singer Em Beihold was released, which was the recording that Bejar took inspiration from for her cover. The song takes influence from vintage pop music, which is clear from the black and white 1950s-style film clip featuring a Marilyn Monroe lookalike singing on a classic car. If you would like to see more from Andrea Bejar, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel or follow them on Instagram.