Adrian Younge has been releasing music via his Linear Labs studio and label for years and has introduced the world to many talented musicians and musical projects, including The Midnight Hour–the ensemble he leads with Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest). Younge and Linear Labs are excited to share the first single from the 18-year old Los Angeles-based singer sure to add another “A” to the line-up of unforgettable soul powerhouses (think Amy Winehouse & Adele). Introducing… Angela Muñoz.
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. At the age of five, she discovered her distinctive voice and was considered an “old soul.” 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.
A few years ago, her brother 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, who debuted her song “Bitches do Voodoo” on their 2018 self-titled debut album. They also took Angela on tour and she was featured on their NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert performance. Watch her stunning Tiny Desk performance of “Bitches do Voodoo” here: https://youtu.be/1PYNStp9jY0?t=411.
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.