You should probably go ahead and familiarize yourself with the name Angela Muñoz. The vocalist and Los Angeles native, who is still in her teens, has a stunning voice and timeless musicality that are bound to make waves in the music world. Having gotten her first break on Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Midnight Hour project in 2018, Muñoz found a community of like-minded artists with similarly soulful sensibilities, which led her to join Younge’s Linear Labs label as well as collaborate with him for her solo material, the most recent of which is the arresting single “So Young.”
The early moments of “So Young” offer a captivating exhibit of Muñoz’s skills as the music is stripped down to just her voice and some gentle guitar. From the first notes, her vocals stand out with palpable emotion and a confidence that is usually only found in industry veterans. Younge makes his presence felt midway through the track with an aptly affecting orchestration that creeps into the mix and leads to a pulsing beat as Muñoz elevates her vocals to new levels toward the end of the track. It’s easy to tell that despite her age, Angela Muñoz’s artistry is already formidable and with noteworthy collaborators like Adrian Younge by her side, her future appears limitless.