Lovely songwriting and arrangements”

— The Boston Globe


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Arielle Silver's songs have the heart of Laurel Canyon, the pulse of Americana, and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. On the wings of a successful 2019 crowdfunding campaign, after a decade hiatus from performing as a singer/songwriter, she heads to the studio with new songs for her fourth album, A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES, slated for early 2020.


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Arielle Silver quit her songwriting career a decade ago, moved to Los Angeles, and landed a behind-the-scenes job in the music business.

But love comes when you least expect it. In 2018, Silver fell back in love with songwriting. In 2019, she began performing again, and despite 10 years off, when Silver launched a spring 2019 crowdfunding campaign, she raised over $26k to record a new indie-folk / Americana project: A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES. In advance of the album, slated for early 2020, she brings us a Christmas break-up single, "LONELY TIME OF YEAR," coming out this holiday season.

Produced by Shane Alexander, A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES was recorded by Michael Gehring at Secret World Studios in the legendary Sound City complex in Los Angeles, mixed by GRAMMY-winner Brian Yaskulka (Lisa Loeb), and mastered by GRAMMY-winner Hans DeKline (U2). The album features drummer Denny Weston Jr. (KT Tunstall), steel guitars and percussion by Jesse Siebenberg (Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real), piano/organ/bells by Carl Byron (Rita Coolidge), bass by Darby Orr (Naked To The World), and mandolin by Mike Mullins (David Grisman).

Showcasing what The Boston Globe called, “Lovely songwriting and arrangements,” the lush harmonies on Silver's 2nd and 3rd albums, SOMETHING PRETTY SOMETHING TRUE and ON THE DASHBOARD OF A SHAKY CAR, display an array of exceptional musicians, including Adam Ollendorff (Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson) on pedal steel, dobro, baritone guitar.  Songs from both were broadcast on AAA, college, and internet radio stations across the US and Canada.  More recently, her behind-the-scenes songs and compositions have been licensed for film/TV.

Also an essayist and poet, Arielle’s literary work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and more. She leads yoga retreats in California and beyond.

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Arielle Silver Delivers Melancholy Holiday Single “Lonely Time of Year” 

Americana Singer-Songwriter Returns to Her Roots with New Music 

Los Angeles, CA - Indie-folk artist Arielle Silver releases a new Christmas song, “Lonely Time of Year,” just in time for the holiday season. The classic sounding track digs deep into the Americana style featuring a full band and moving percussion. Familiar tones of Christmas such as ringing bells and pedaling organ lines are sprinkled throughout the song. The emotional lyrics paint breathtaking imagery of elements from the holiday season, including morose feelings of a fresh break-up. “Lonely Time of Year” is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.  

Arielle Silver wanted to create a blue Christmas single that any listener can relate to. The song’s idea comes from the feelings and memory of a relationship break-up right around the holiday season. “I think everyone’s probably had a holiday season where all the cheer only exacerbates the sense of sadness,” she explains. While working with producer Shane Alexander, the pair clarified a strong story inside the song that reflects a combination of sorrow and happiness that Christmas can evoke. They called upon a top-notch band and recorded the single at Secret World Studios inside the Sound City complex with Michael Gehring. The track is also mixed and mastered by GRAMMY winners, Brian Yaskulka and Hans DeKline.  

Arielle Silver is no stranger to the music industry. She quit songwriting over a decade ago after releasing three albums and touring nationally with her band. Exhausted and burned out, her relationship with music had become untenable. She put away her guitar, moved to Los Angeles, and landed a job working behind-the-scenes in the music industry. During that time she studied and taught yoga philosophy, won a few awards for her literary writing, got divorced, got married, and no longer called herself a singer-songwriter. Everything changed in 2018, when Silver fell back in love with songwriting and began to perform and create music again. She launched a crowdfunding campaign and raised over $26k to help create a new album and get it off the ground. With this new start, Silver returned to her roots and re-discovered her passion for making music. She hopes to inspire people to follow their dreams and never give up on something they care about.  

“Lonely Time of Year” is Arielle Silver’s debut single for the new chapter of her career. The song is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide. Be on the lookout for her new album, A Thousand Tiny Torches, expected to be released early 2020. Stay up to date on Silver’s journey by visiting

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Boston Globe:

"Lovely songwriting and arrangements"


Boston Herald:

"Silver first seduces with a rich, highly emotional voice. Though her arty, lyrical flair reflects Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell and even Jane’s Addiction, it’s a very personal modern rock approach."


Performing Songwriter Magazine:

"Silver’s tough-yet-tender vocals move through the space where Lou Reed meets Chrissie Hynde, ensuring that Something Pretty Something True lives up to its name and then some." 


Raleigh Spectator (NC):

"Beautifully throaty, melodic voice belting meticulous poems... a truly talented songwriter"


Lancaster Barfly (PA):

"...a patische of finely tuned female-fronted folk rock that hangs around the meeting point between Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin and Beth Orton." 


Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange: 

"Vocally akin to Chrissie Hynde with an Armatrading shade and powered by an impressive and expansive folk funk a la Dave Matthews, Silver's first full-length studio CD — recorded 'twixt rush hour and bedtime on Boston's south side' — deserves as much attention as we can manage to give it."


Nashville Songwriter Association International, regional director:

"Sultry vocals, intimate lyrics, layered flawlessly over elegant musical arrangements, make singer/songwriter Arielle Silver's unique style of alternative jazz-infused pop a refreshing and exciting new addition to today's AAA market."


Northeast Performer Magazine:

 "poetic lyrics... fantastic songs... this record traverse(s) a range of emotional terrain before the adventure is over."

"You could fall miles into Arielle Silver’s powerful voice.... [Silver] delves deep into life and extracts the deepest of emotions."


The Noise (MA):

"There’s a perfect voice and perfect musicianship on this... an urgency, passion, and honesty in the voice and intelligence in the writing and arranging... a melancholy that hangs over this that just seems right."