Born with moderate to severe hearing loss, 23-year-old Arizona native Thomas Muglia was never one to resign to his own medication condition and circumstances. Through God's providence, hard work and under his dad's leadership in church, he began playing and singing for the congregation. On February 25, Muglia will be releasing his new album I Have A Father,
Through his teen years, Thomas spent his spare time playing renditions of his favorite pop songs in school talent shows or coffee shops. It wasn't long after, in Campus Ministry during college, he discovered a passion for honest songwriting and music that speaks to the heart.
In 2019, Muglia recorded his first independent album The Return and not long after that, he was sought after by OCP to publish some of his songs, which quickly expanded with him being signed to the publishing company and the creation of I Have A Father.
"Recording this album was a songwriter's dream," says Muglia. "To come out to Nashville with all these songs and be able to produce them in the way that feels most natural and most authentic. Music is a tool for communication, it's a way that we can share a message that people otherwise might not be willing to hear. We can take all these musical elements together with lyrics to make a succinct and focused message. When we do that with scripture or with our prayers, it becomes this powerful force, and that's why I love to create music."
Produced by Paul Moak (Matt Kearney, Third Day, Martha Wainwright, Matthew Mayfield) and recorded in Moak's iconic studio The Smoakstack in Nashville, Tenn., industry executives have taken note of the American Idol Alumni who has an extensive catalog of over 300 worship songs. I Have A Father will take listeners on the young artist's very personal prayer journey with each song being a monumental moment in his spiritual walk.
Pre-order for the full-length project is live, and with each pre-order, the listener receives four instant gratis tracks in addition to a bonus song "You're Not Done" given on the day of album release.