Today we’d like to introduce you to Arthur Yoria.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I picked up the guitar as a junior in college after I was introduced to a couple of songwriters on campus. I had no intention of becoming a good guitarist, I only wanted to write songs. I became obsessed with the process so I dropped out of college and I’ve been writing ever since.
Please tell us about your art.
I write melodic songs mostly on the guitar that are usually catchy regardless of their mood. Normally I begin with chords on the guitar and then I’ll add vocal melodies. Lyrics are last. Why? Who really knows but here I am and thank you for taking an interest.
At best, I hope that my songs are comforting or inspiring to the listener; at worst, a few minutes of amusement. I’m very fond of pairing opposing elements in songs. For instance, happy sounding music with a sad story or vice versa. Also, I think that humor is a very underrated device in art. I hope that what I have to offer can make you laugh sometimes.
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Post that you are interested in collaborating. These days you don’t even have to be in the same city to get something going.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Also, I do a Facebook live broadcast every Monday night at 8:30pm called, 3 SONGS TO RUIN YOUR MONDAY where myself and sometimes guests perform 3 songs live. Please join us here:
- Website: arthuryoria.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arthuryoria/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arthuryoria2
- Twitter: @arthuryoria
Brandon Holley, Jay Dryden