Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Lucas Muñoz is no stranger to how cruel some people can get. Growing up, life got difficult for Lucas. The cruelty of other people led to his mental health struggles, and he was overwhelmed with so much desperation and pain before music came to his rescue. Despite having a loving and supporting family, a church community where he honed his spirituality and musical skills, and rare opportunities to be able to showcase his artistry, he remained haunted by the painful words spoken to him by others.
“I wanted to create music that spoke directly to anyone that struggled with depression, anxiety, and loneliness,” Lucas shared. “What prompted me to build my brand stemmed from my struggles in life. I was bullied a lot in school when I was younger for not fitting in. I also had a weight problem, which contributed to people in school making fun of me. Even mentors such as a teacher in class looked down on me just because I was overweight and did not fit in. I was rejected a lot by girls, probably because I was too awkward or weird to them in high school and college. All of that contributed to my struggling with my mental health. Music became the only outlet that I found to help me drown out all my pain.”
Thankfully, music became the healing balm that rescued Lucas’ soul from harboring anger and bitterness towards the people who brought him misery as a young boy. He started to find meaning in life and learned to appreciate himself for his uniqueness. He did not need to fit in; he simply needed to do what he loves the most, and destiny would lead him to the right people. It was music that developed his self-confidence and taught him to believe in himself regardless of how people regard him.
The Florida-based music artist draws inspiration from popular guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Gary Moore, and Eric Johnson. At the age of 18, he attended Warner University for college and easily got involved in performing arts. At that time, he started playing guitar for the university’s chapel band and jazz ensemble. It was his time with the chapel band that he first experienced going on tour during the summer, allowing him to travel across the country.
In 2020, convinced he was ready to take a leap of faith, he released his debut EP titled Mutasis. The EP is a combination of exciting genres, from dark pop, hip-hop, alternative, blues, and rock. Ultimately, the songs in the EP became a distinct expression of his rare musicality and unmatched passion for his craft.
In the long run, Lucas does not see himself doing anything that does not involve his passion for music. In a few years, he wants to be able to do one of the most important things in his life – performing in front of a large audience and bringing joy and entertainment. He also sees himself writing and recording a lot of songs in the next few years, the kind that will bring happiness, comfort, and healing to people struggling with their personal circumstances in life. His music, Lucas believes, should mean something to people for it to be remembered through time.
As he works on being a good example to young people of this generation, Lucas hopes to inspire them to pursue their dreams relentlessly. No matter how discouraging their present situation may be, the promising music artist hopes that they will find motivation by learning about his personal journey and how music changed his life for the better.