Asher Angel pursues a music career
Teen actor-singer Asher Angel, whose successful Disney show “Andi Mack” recently ended after three seasons, has always valued the series and the character he played, Jonah.
“It’s important to use your voice. The show is about inclusiveness,” Angel told Tiger Beat early this year. “I get [messages] all the time about how ‘Andi Mack’ changes people’s lives.”
The “Shazam!” star is more actively pursuing a music career. He released a single, “Chemistry,” last year. “I would say my sound is similar to Shawn Mendes’. And a little bit of Michael Jackson—I’ve heard that, too, from a couple of people. It’s amazing. What a compliment!”
The 16-year-old Angel said of creating songs, “I just want to get music out there, and show what I’m about and who I am as an artist … Hopefully, we have an album coming very soon!”
More recently, he released a single produced by songwriter-rapper Chris Ward aka Hitmaka, “One Thought Away,” which was recorded in 45 minutes. Ward asked Angel to choose a hip-hop artist he would like to be featured in the song. Unhesitatingly, the teen singer responded, “Wiz Khalifa.”
Angel told TMRW Magazine, “[Hitmaka] walks out the studio, comes back, he’s got Wiz on the phone. I hear Wiz talking. I’m freaking out. Like, what? I just recorded a song. It’s been a long day. Now I’m talking to Wiz?”
He further related, “[Wiz is] listening to it and [said], ‘Yo, I gotta record this. I’m gonna record it right now.’ And he records it, then two days later, I get the song back, and a week later we released it. It was really fast.”
And, just weeks ago, Angel posted on Instagram a photo of him in the recording studio with veteran songwriter Diane Warren, best-known for radio hits like Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live.”
“Working with a legend,” wrote the busy teenager. —OLIVER PULUMBARIT
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