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Two words to describe music sensation, Angelica Vila? Soulful and angelic (see what we did there?) The young artist is a rising star gearing up for the release of her EP this month! We caught up with the Angelica Vila to discuss what we can expect to hear and much more!

Tell us about yourself. When did you know music was something you wanted to pursue as a career?

Well, my name is Angelica Vila and I’m 20-years-old. I was born in the Bronx and I’m Dominican. I’ve been doing music since I was 7-years-old but I always knew that music was something that I wanted to pursue as a career. I’ve basically been singing since I was inside the womb (laughs).

Tell us about your upcoming EP. What can listeners expect to hear?

I would say that they can expect different types of sauces. There’s going to be a little bit of hot sauce, the hip hop. There will be a little ranch, a little honey mustard which is the R&B side of things (laughs). There’s different types of vibes in there.

Who would you say inspires you musically?

There’s a lot of people! I would say Cassie, Beyonce, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, J.Lo, I have a few (laughs).

Is there an artist you’d love to collaborate within the future?

I would love to collaborate with Beyonce (laughs). I’ve always wanted to collaborate with her, it may be wishful thinking but in the future, I have hope (laughs).

Is there a favorite song you have from the upcoming EP you could tell us about?

One of my favorite songs is called “By Your Side.” I remember when I recorded it in Los Angeles. It was inspirational and in awe! I just knew it was going to be a hit.

What can we expect to see from you in the future?

You can expect more visuals, more music, and I’m really looking forward to doing future tours. I also love all things fashion so I’m going to be tapping into that as well!

For more on Angelica Vila, follow her on Instagram, & Twitter, & YouTube.

All images by Mark Clennon