Inspired #0040 - Angelica Garcia

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Fresh on the scene is Angelica Garcia, a young artist who is fearless with her mix of dance beats and old school electro pop. Dropping us not one, but two colorful punches with singles ‘It Don’t Hinder Me’ and ‘Karma the Knife’, she took a moment to talk to us about all the things that inspire her. 

Who are your top three musical inspirations?
Inspirations often change. These have been particularly influential to me at this time.
The Bambi soundtrack is my favorite thing to listen to when I feel nuts. I often put it on when I need to come up with ideas. I love listening to Hector Lavoe when I’m working--it keeps me fluid and energized. Lhasa De Sela inspires me with her mystical and emotive vocals.

Is there a certain film that inspires you?
I’m inspired by the powerful performances and careful camera shots of the movie “No Country For Old Men”

What city do you find the most inspiring?
I’ve never been to a lot of cities, but so far I’m very inspired by San Miguel De Allende in Mexico. There is beauty, art, music and an appreciation for history everywhere. I’d love to learn more about it. When I visited I wanted to stay longer.

Who is the most inspiring person to you?
Probably my grandmother. I’m inspired by her steady, strong and determined presence. She grew up an orphan child in El Salvador and she has done so much since then. With each new story I hear from her I am amazed at all she accomplished in her lifetime. I aspire to be as brave, gracious and hopeful as her.

How would you like to inspire people?
I would like to inspire people to think for themselves--we are fed so much information online and it’s super important that we still distinguish our thoughts from those of others.I want to inspire people to challenge themselves and their perspectives. Life becomes dark when one thinks one knows everything.