“I never thought I would get to do this,” says Angela Vázquez, the pint-sized vocalist behind the successful group The Vázquez Sounds. “I’m so, so excited to have this new song.”
The adorable child prodigy is about to break out big on her own with a new single “La Separación,” a tune featured on the Spanish version of the latest Disney animated film “Secret of the Wings.” It’s a project that the self-professed Disney fan is head-over-heels for, especially because the film features Tinker Bell and her fairy friends.
“I love princess movies,” confesses Angela, who alongside brothers Gustavo and Aberlardo, has become an internet sensation with millions of YouTube hits thanks to their soulful covers of “Rolling In The Deep” and “All I Want For Christmas is You.” “But my favorite Disney movie is ‘Lilo & Stich.’”
Angela – or Angie, as she’s affectionately called by family and friends – has been singing for as long as she can remember, and along with her siblings, thought it was somewhat of a joke to record and produce a song to upload on to YouTube late last year. However, there’s nothing funny about the trio’s serious talent, a testament to their father, Mexican music producer Abelardo Vázquez.
“It’s weird being recognized in the mall,” says Angela, who says her favorite subject in school is recess (“definitely!” she giggles). The sushi-lover is used to being No. 1 on YouTube charts thanks to the near-overnight success of their covers and self-titled album, but says she still can’t believe it. “It’s amazing.”
And while the aspiring professional singer says she’d love to one day record a duet alongside British songstress Adele (“I admire her because I love her singing,” Angela says), she says she wouldn’t mind one day appearing on television on in a movie. Even so, says Angela, Broadway is the next stop.
“I’ve never been to New York,” says the Mexicali native. “I really want to visit and see ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway!”
Angela is also working with her brothers in preparation for the release of a follow-up album; one says Angela, that will feature original music.
“Maybe one day I’ll write music,” says Angela, who says she also wants to be a mommy when she grows up. “But a new album will be fun.”
And just in case you thought the sweet singer had it easy with all her new success recording and performing alongside her siblings, you heard here first: “Sometimes older brothers are annoying,” says Angela.
“But it’s ok.”