Some of the most musically gifted people decide to pursue a career in the music industry because of their love for the arts. Others want to seek out fame and fortune. For Lucas Muñoz, he sees a career in music as a platform to connect with more people and reach out to them, letting them know that they are not alone in their struggles.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Lucas Muñoz inherited his passion for music from his father, a professional jazz guitarist. He would follow in his father’s footsteps, learning how to play the guitar at four years old. Lucas would showcase his practice by playing at church with his father. He would continue his early development throughout high school and middle school.
In 2010, he would move to Florida at the age of fourteen and invest more heavily in music. Lucas took inspiration from some of the greatest guitarists like Slash, Eric Johnson, Gary Moore, and Joe Bonamassa. With a growing love for music, he would join his father and play a combination of jazz, Latin, blues, and fusion, sharing the stage around the local scenes of Central Florida. At eighteen, Lucas Muñoz attended Warner University, delving into the performing arts and playing guitar for its chapel band and jazz ensemble. Both would open the doors to his touring experience as he played around the country that summer.
After graduating in 2018, Lucas started to delve deeper into jazz. Studying the genre and performing in South Florida, he would hone his singing, songwriting, and guitar skills. The years that followed would see him experiment with different styles across all genres. Lucas shares how he is unafraid to go beyond his comfort zones. “One of the pitfalls of a musician is being confined to a particular genre and not experimenting with other music styles,” he explained.
Last year, Lucas Muñoz released his debut EP titled ‘Mutasis” on digital stores and streaming services. The EP is a testament to his influences while delving into the music he enjoys listening to today.
As an artist, Lucas dedicates his brand to the authenticity of songwriting and playing while striving for creativity and innovation. He wants to maintain the raw emotions and experience in each song he writes and records. The artists’ work is a translation of his life experiences, sharing how he struggled with depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Listeners encountering his works discover healing, solace, comfort, escape, and enjoyment.
“I want to make sure that everyone in the audience feels accepted for who they are and feel free to express themselves however they want,” shares Lucas, “I always try and pay my respects to the great musicians and artists of the past while moving on with the times in intellectual innovation.”
Although most people would imagine someone of Lucas’s caliber to strive for a place in the music industry, his only aspiration is to continue writing, recording, and performing in front of people. More than establishing his celebrity status, Lucas Muñoz wants to continue making an impact on people’s lives. Additionally, he is looking forward to working with others in the industry who share his aspirations.