SofaChip: Many of your songs seem substantially serious in some way (tonally or lyrically, not always both), but if one watches you on YouTube.com it would appear that you’re actually a tremendously lively and fun kind of guy. As a musician, is it difficult to walk the line between gravity and levity? Do you ever worry about being painted as too solemn of a guy?
Ben Arthur: Great. Question. I don’t worry about being painted anything, as that’s not something worth worrying about, but I do think about the seemingly contradictory nature of what I do. (...)
More here: http://www.sofachip.com/2008/11/12/my-interview-with-the-clever-and-accomplished-musician-ben-arthur/
Genre: Indie, Pop, Folk
Sounds Like: Josh Kelley, Matt Nathanson, Sara Bareilles, Howie Day, KT Tunstall, Pete Yorn