First Listen: 18 year old Angela Munoz wows us on "So Young"

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(May 19, 2020) Angela Munoz introduced herself to viewers of NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts nearly two summers ago. That is when keyboardist Adrian Younge and his band performed on the public radio’s marquee program that showcases emerging, mainstream and legendary artists. Younge spoke of Munoz, then 16, as a girl who introduced herself through an Instagram post. Younge said he was so impressed by her realness and he relinquished his seat and allowed Munoz to sit at the keyboard and perform her song. You can view that performance here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PYNStp9jY0.

(May 19, 2020) Angela Munoz introduced herself to viewers of NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts nearly two summers ago. That is when keyboardist Adrian Younge and his band performed on the public radio’s marquee program that showcases emerging, mainstream and legendary artists. Younge spoke of Munoz, then 16, as a girl who introduced herself through an Instagram post. Younge said he was so impressed by her realness and he relinquished his seat and allowed Munoz to sit at the keyboard and perform her song. You can view that performance here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PYNStp9jY0.

Two years later, Munoz returns with a video of her new single, “So Young.” A multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Munoz sings accompanied largely by her acoustic guitar. The performance highlights the virtues that compelled Younge to make Munoz a part of his team – namely a voice with a maturity and resonance that belies her 18 years in an artist who displays remarkable growth as a songwriter.

Munoz says this about “So Young:” This song is about struggling through life. A lot of people face dark times and leave this world too soon due to suicide. Sometimes it feels like we are stuck in a negative space. But we have  the power to impact our life and others around us in a positive way. When I was in Kindergarten I was concerned about my toys and what friends would play with me. As I’m getting older, I’ve noticed that it’s very easy for me to enter a place of darkness and pain.  As I continue to grow, I am learning that I can create a safe environment for me and the people that fill this world."

Check out the video for “So Young” here.

By Howard Dukes

Angela Munoz - "So Young"

 
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