Recently relocating to San Francisco, Angela Moyra stands apart from the singer-songwriter pack she closely belongs to. Irresistible melodies and effortless catchy tunes, each track of her debut album “Fickle Island” is a splendid mix of naivety and sophistication. 

Growing up in the Netherlands, Angela was surrounded by a unique mixture of classical singers like Louis Armstrong and Minnie Riperton, contemporary voices like Corinne Bailey Rae and Norah Jones and the tropical sounds from her Indonesian roots.

Reaching the finals of the Presigious “Grand Prize of the Netherlands” songwriter competition in 2011, Angela was encouraged to record the songs that delighted her growing audiences. Her first single “Timid” was recorded and released in 2012 and was immediately recognised by influential Dutch radio station 3FM as a talent to expose. An invitation to perform on prime time Dutch TV followed and after festival appearances and a national tour, it was time to record a full-length album. Angela also supported James Morrison and Beth Hart during their Dutch tour.

“Fickle Island” was recorded in late 2013 and was produced by renowned Dutch producer Reyn Ouwenhand (Vanessa Paradis, Ane Brun). Released in March 2014 in the Netherlands, and October 2014 in the United States, Fickle Island received several outstanding reviews. The twelve tracks on contain breezy melodies, which have poignant lyrics and a sophisticated worldview. Starbucks has recently picked up two tracks of Angela's debut album by adding "Nothing Lasts" and "Poppin'" to their curated playlist.

This summer Angela will extend her global village by releasing "Fickle Island" in Japan. She has signed with Village Again (Little Dragon, Bright Eyes) and will release her debut-album this June with two extra bonus tracks; an acoustic cover of "Lovin' You" and an acoustic version of her original song "Timid". Tour dates will be announced shortly. 

All photos by Sophie van der Perre, except intro home page photo, which is shot by Angie Silvy.