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The Angel “Words Like Daggers ” (feat Jhelisa) – Directed by Mark Pellington, Sergio Pinheiro and Sweeten

The new single is released in partnership with Rain Phoenix’s LaunchLeft label as part of a series of digital singles celebrating what would have been River’s 50th birthday this year.

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It's been a long time since I've released a new record. There are many reasons for this; like the fact that I've been spending more time scoring film & TV projects than paying attention to songwriting, and the fact that I've been drawn into new and exciting areas of creativity, like screenwriting and developing projects......

Director MENHAJ HUDA hired The Angel to score The Neighbor In The Window, a “ripped from the headlines” story about stalking, inspired by the book, “False Victim”, by Kathie Truitt. This is the fourth project that Angel and Menhaj Huda have worked on together. Currently airing on Lifetime, it stars Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jenn Lyon....

Director AVA DUVERNAY hired The Angel to score the still topical CBS pilot, “For Justice”, based on James Patterson's novel, "The Thomas Berryman Number" and adapted by EP Rene Balcer. Executive produced by Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson for James Patterson Entertainment, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh for Tribeca Productions....

Showrunner GLEN MAZZARA tapped The Angel to score the second season of HawthoRNe. The show, centered on a strong female lead, Chief Nursing Officer Christina Hawthorne, is played by Executive Producer, JADA PINKETT SMITH. Jada was one of the only African-American women to have a leading role in a prime-time dramatic series when the show aired on TNT....

Director VONDIE CURTIS-HALL tapped The Angel to score Gridlock'd, starring TIM ROTH, TUPAC and THANDIE NEWTON. A behind the scenes look at the politics of composer credits in Hollywood. ...

Boiler Room turned twenty in 2020. Hired by director BEN YOUNGER, this was the first feature film that The Angel scored in its entirety. Starring GIOVANNI RIBISI, VIN DIESEL and NIA LONG, Boiler Room is the Wall Street for the post Glengarry Glen Ross generation....

Director MENHAJ HUDA tapped the Angel to score KiDULTHOOD. The provocative story centers on a group of British fifteen year olds dealing with the suicide of a classmate due to bullying. This film became a cult hit, starring Aml Ameen, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon, Red Madrell and Jaime Winstone....

Creator/Showrunner CRAIG SILVERSTEIN hired The Angel to score the FOX drama series STANDOFF, starring Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt as FBI hostage negotiators. The Angel was only the second woman in sixteen years to score a primetime series for the network....

The Angel scored the sports documentary, The Heart of the Game, narrated by LUDACRIS, about the Roosevelt Roughriders high school girls basketball team, their controversial star, Darnellia Russell and unorthodox coach Bill Resler. Director WARD SERRILL followed the team for six seasons, uncovering a powerful story in the process....

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For my interview with Gemma Dempsey for the "Composers On Film" podcast, it was a real pleasure to dig into some of my all time favorite tracks by Isaac Hayes, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, Public Enemy, composer Jeremy Sams and Milton Nascimento, as well as an eclectic sampling of my film and TV score....

Featured Record Releases

Rain Phoenix’s LaunchLeft label, releases the new single “Words Like Daggers,” from The Angel featuring Jhelisa as part of a series of digital singles honoring what would have been River’s 50th birthday on August 23rd. Look for the “Words Like Daggers” Mark Pellington, Sergio Pinheiro and Sweeten directed video premiere on Flood Magazine August 10th and interview with The Angel on the LaunchLeft podcast on August 11th....

  • Director VONDIE CURTIS-HALL tapped The Angel to score Gridlock'd, starring TIM ROTH, TUPAC and THANDIE NEWTON. A behind the scenes look at the politics of composer credits in Hollywood.

  • Director MENHAJ HUDA tapped the Angel to score KiDULTHOOD. The provocative story centers on a group of British fifteen year olds dealing with the suicide of a classmate due to bullying. This film became a cult hit, starring Aml Ameen, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon, Red Madrell and Jaime Winstone.

  • Creator/Showrunner CRAIG SILVERSTEIN hired The Angel to score the FOX drama series STANDOFF, starring Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt as FBI hostage negotiators. The Angel was only the second woman in sixteen years to score a primetime series for the network.

  • The Angel scored the sports documentary, The Heart of the Game, narrated by LUDACRIS, about the Roosevelt Roughriders high school girls basketball team, their controversial star, Darnellia Russell and unorthodox coach Bill Resler. Director WARD SERRILL followed the team for six seasons, uncovering a powerful story in the process.

  • Director AVA DUVERNAY hired The Angel to score the still topical CBS pilot, “For Justice”, based on James Patterson's novel, "The Thomas Berryman Number" and adapted by EP Rene Balcer. Executive produced by Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson for James Patterson Entertainment, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh for Tribeca Productions.

  • Showrunner GLEN MAZZARA tapped The Angel to score the second season of HawthoRNe. The show, centered on a strong female lead, Chief Nursing Officer Christina Hawthorne, is played by Executive Producer, JADA PINKETT SMITH. Jada was one of the only African-American women to have a leading role in a prime-time dramatic series when the show aired on TNT.

  • It's been a long time since I've released a new record. There are many reasons for this; like the fact that I've been spending more time scoring film & TV projects than paying attention to songwriting, and the fact that I've been drawn into new and exciting areas of creativity, like screenwriting and developing projects...

  • Boiler Room turned twenty in 2020. Hired by director BEN YOUNGER, this was the first feature film that The Angel scored in its entirety. Starring GIOVANNI RIBISI, VIN DIESEL and NIA LONG, Boiler Room is the Wall Street for the post Glengarry Glen Ross generation.

  • Director MENHAJ HUDA hired The Angel to score The Neighbor In The Window, a “ripped from the headlines” story about stalking, inspired by the book, “False Victim”, by Kathie Truitt. This is the fourth project that Angel and Menhaj Huda have worked on together. Currently airing on Lifetime, it stars Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jenn Lyon.

  • Director VONDIE CURTIS-HALL tapped The Angel to score Gridlock'd, starring TIM ROTH, TUPAC and THANDIE NEWTON. A behind the scenes look at the politics of composer credits in Hollywood. ...

  • Director MENHAJ HUDA tapped the Angel to score KiDULTHOOD. The provocative story centers on a group of British fifteen year olds dealing with the suicide of a classmate due to bullying. This film became a cult hit, starring Aml Ameen, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon, Red Madrell and Jaime Winstone....

  • Creator/Showrunner CRAIG SILVERSTEIN hired The Angel to score the FOX drama series STANDOFF, starring Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt as FBI hostage negotiators. The Angel was only the second woman in sixteen years to score a primetime series for the network....

  • The Angel scored the sports documentary, The Heart of the Game, narrated by LUDACRIS, about the Roosevelt Roughriders high school girls basketball team, their controversial star, Darnellia Russell and unorthodox coach Bill Resler. Director WARD SERRILL followed the team for six seasons, uncovering a powerful story in the process....

  • Director AVA DUVERNAY hired The Angel to score the still topical CBS pilot, “For Justice”, based on James Patterson's novel, "The Thomas Berryman Number" and adapted by EP Rene Balcer. Executive produced by Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson for James Patterson Entertainment, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh for Tribeca Productions....

  • Showrunner GLEN MAZZARA tapped The Angel to score the second season of HawthoRNe. The show, centered on a strong female lead, Chief Nursing Officer Christina Hawthorne, is played by Executive Producer, JADA PINKETT SMITH. Jada was one of the only African-American women to have a leading role in a prime-time dramatic series when the show aired on TNT....

  • It's been a long time since I've released a new record. There are many reasons for this; like the fact that I've been spending more time scoring film & TV projects than paying attention to songwriting, and the fact that I've been drawn into new and exciting areas of creativity, like screenwriting and developing projects......

  • Boiler Room turned twenty in 2020. Hired by director BEN YOUNGER, this was the first feature film that The Angel scored in its entirety. Starring GIOVANNI RIBISI, VIN DIESEL and NIA LONG, Boiler Room is the Wall Street for the post Glengarry Glen Ross generation....

  • Director MENHAJ HUDA hired The Angel to score The Neighbor In The Window, a “ripped from the headlines” story about stalking, inspired by the book, “False Victim”, by Kathie Truitt. This is the fourth project that Angel and Menhaj Huda have worked on together. Currently airing on Lifetime, it stars Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Jenn Lyon....

Background

The Angel is a record producer, film composer and recording artist. She hails from Brooklyn and is now based in LA via a nice long stint in London. Her sound encompasses flavors from the many places she has lived in. She’s taken an independent approach to recording her own albums after signing to Delicious Vinyl back in ’93. She has been committed to building her own catalogue of recordings since then… and has worked with an eclectic group of vocalists and musicians often taking people out of their associated genres and giving them a platform to branch out into unknown territory. Many of these relationships started from her early days of remixing fellow artists like label mates, The Pharcyde and The Brand New Heavies as well as other acts like Spearhead, DJ Food, Frente, Monday Michiru and more…

Some of these early introductions led to her producing tracks for Tre Hardson, Mystic, Jacky Terrasson and Monday Michiru. Always a big advocate of the artist, she took Mystic under her wing and was instrumental in getting her signed to GoodVibe Recordings, who Angel felt would respect Mystic’s artistic integrity.

The Angel produces an undefinable mixture of downtempo atmospherics, with hints of hip hop, reggae, jazz, dub and soul all infused with her own vibe. Because she programs and engineers all of her recordings the ideas are coming out undiluted… though collaborating with other artists has always produced something unique as well as spiritually satisfying.

The cinematic quality of her work led her to film scoring. She’s one of a small handful of female composers… “Boiler Room” and “Gridlock’d” are among the films she has worked on and the UK feature, “Kidulthood.” This cutting edge and important British film gives us a gritty look at what life is really like for a group of 15 year olds in West London and the challenges they face growing into adulthood. “The Heart Of The Game” is an inspiring look at girls high school basketball, exploring the racism, sexism and competition that the Seattle Roughriders and their unorthodox coach have lived through over six seasons.

In 2006/07 Angel infiltrated primetime network TV, scoring the FOX drama, “Standoff” starring Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt. Always looking for a new challenge… and keeping the projects varied, she scored the inspirational Lifetime original movie, “Racing For Time”, for director/actor, Charles “Roc” Dutton as well as the UK’s cutting edge BBC3 / Kudos produced drama, “WEST 10 LDN” for director, Menhaj Huda.

There’s more coming down the pipeline… Watch this space for updates

 

Known for her cutting edge score for the films “Boiler Room” (Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Affleck),”Gridlock’d” (Tim Roth, Tupac) and the UK cult hit, “KiDULTHOOD,” (Noel Clark, Aml Ameen), Angel has also broken through the glass ceiling for women composers in television, having scored both cable and mainstream network TV where the term “Angel-ize it” was coined in spotting sessions for the procedural drama “Standoff” (Fox), Jada Pinkett Smith’s medical drama “HawthoRNe” (TNT) and most recently, director, Ava DuVernay’s CBS drama pilot about the DOJ, “For Justice“.

 

The analytical approach to storytelling via musical score has organically led The Angel to expand her creativity to producing, developing and screenwriting, including TV drama series; the first of which garnered an offer from BBC America with Idris Elba as a producing partner. Angel has recently co-produced the award winning sports documentary, “Born To Lead: The Sal Aunese Story” and concurrently composes and develops for television and film.

For a full discography see The Angel Discogs

For a full list of film and TV projects see The Angel IMDB