Angela Muñoz has a captivating voice that carries strength and prowess, showing maturity well beyond her 18 years. The Los Angeles native has a hypnotic voice and creates music cultivated by a myriad of first-hand experiences and training in the art of sound. She is set to release her debut album, Introspection, produced by Adrian Younge, on Linear Labs label later this year.
At the age of 5, she discovered her distinctive voice and was considered an “old soul.” Her inspiration came from her musical home, whereby her parents shared old music videos on VHS. Muñoz recalls Guns N Roses’ “Welcome to The Jungle” as the catalyst that sparked her desire to become a star. She began to play instruments including guitar and piano and, with practice, Muñoz began to dominate singing competitions, leaving unexpected audiences in a trance.
Throughout the years, Angela trained herself by attending a performing arts middle school and high school in the heart of Los Angeles. There, she became obsessed with collecting new and old vinyl. Many of the artists were introduced to her by her older brother and writing partner, Brandon Muñoz. As an avid music collector, diverse artists like Nirvana, Donny Hathaway, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest and Cortex began to make an imprint on her sound.
A few years ago, Brandon introduced her to Something About April, a record produced by Adrian Younge. The quality of the music left her intrigued. She thought it would be interesting to create a project that encompassed various perspectives, as Younge provides with his analog recordings. Shortly thereafter, she serendipitously found herself working with The Midnight Hour, a group comprised of Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest). In 2018, they debuted her song “Bitches do Voodoo” on their self-titled debut album. They also took Angela on tour and she was featured on their NPR’s Tiny Desk performance.
Angela Muñoz is an old soul that finds solace in the sound of an orchestra, turntables, or the randomness that fuels her youthful energy; a prodigy bursting with uniqueness. She believes the heart of music is emotion and this is where she finds her personal liberty and strength. With her commanding presence, she is destined to become a cannon in music for years to come.For tour dates and more visit: linearlabsmusic.com/artist/angela-munoz/