Jon Muq is a singer-songwriter born in Uganda and living in Austin, Texas. His poignant debut single, “Runaway,” blends sounds across the diaspora, drawing eclectically from folk, soul, rock and afropop. Muq’s haunting vocals are front and center, a sound truly their own and instantly provoke reflection and resilience.
The single is accompanied by a music video, featuring Jon Muq alone, playing his guitar in his room - a fitting introduction to his remarkable story, a tale that is interwoven with the instrument which for Muq became a portal to another world. On “Runaway,” Jon Muq said: “Running away from anything good or bad is never a weakness but rather courageous.”