ARTHUR (Singer)

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Birth nameWilliam Conall Shea
Born (1998-11-09) November 9, 1998 (age 22)
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Lo-Fi
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • keyboards
Years active2014–present
Labels
  • Little League Records
  • PLZ Make It Ruins
  • Honeymoon
Associated acts
  • Joy Again
  • Arthur Shea
Websitearthur.dog

William Conall Shea (born November 8th, 1998), known professionally as ARTHUR, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He began his musical career on Bandcamp as Arthur Shea and co-founded the band Joy Again in 2014. A native of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Shea cites the biodiversity and "eldritch" nature of his home town as inspirations for his music. Alongside his upbringing, Shea has repeatedly listed Nintendo, Ween, Gram Parsons, and The Beach Boys as inspirations.[1]

Until 2017, his discography was credited to his pseudonym Arthur Shea[2], under which Arthur's First (2015) was officially released alongside various smaller projects. After rebranding to "ARTHUR", Challenger EP (2017), Woof Woof (2018) and Hair of the Dog (2020) were released.

Influences

Shea's stated musical influences include:

  • Ween
  • Gram Parsons
  • The Beach Boys
  • Daniel Johnston
  • Nintendo 64 games
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System games

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Tracklist Singles Additional Credits Reception
Woof Woof
  • Released: November 18, 2018
  • Label: PLZ Make It Ruins
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, vinyl
  1. Woof Woof
  2. Ivy League
  3. Where's Ur Eyes
  4. Julie Vs. Robot Julie
  5. Food
  6. Sweet Memory
  7. I'm Too Good
  8. September Dark Planet
  9. Finally I Will Know Myself
  10. God
  11. Wow F**K
  12. Twist
  13. Make It Easy
  14. I've Seen it
  • Ivy League
  • Sweet Memory
  • Julie Returns
All songs written, recorded and produced by ARTHUR
  • Vegyn: additional production (Track 2)
  • Caleb Laven: (mixed and mastered)
  • Artwork by Bráulio Amado & Kévin Bray
Hair of the Dog
  • Released: May 15, 2020
  • Label: Honeymoon
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, vinyl
  1. 8 Melodies
  2. Feel Good
  3. Fatalist
  4. I Don't Want To Talk To You
  5. Epic
  6. No Tengo
  7. Man Has Made Himself
  8. Fix
  9. Biz
  10. William Penn
  11. Simple Song
  12. You Are Mine
  • I Don't Want To Talk To You
  • William Penn
  • Fatalist
  • No Tengo
All songs written, recorded and produced by ARTHUR except:

8 Melodies, William Penn (co-writer: Kieran Ferris), and You Are Mine.

  • Kieran Ferris (additional guitar): Tracks 1,3,5,6,7,9,10,13
  • Kieran Ferris (co-writer, guitar, bass): Track 11
  • Ray Divirgilio (Saxophone): Track 6
  • Caleb Giles (Additional vocals): Track 9
  • Sam Gellerstein (Trombone): Track 11
  • Max Swan (Saxophone): Track 11
  • Mixed: Andrew Sarlo
  • Mastered: Al Carlson
  • A&R: Lucas Myers
  • Artwork by Bráulio Amado, Kévin Bray, and Cameron Collins
  • Allmusic - 8/10 - Editor’s Choice
  • Pitchfork - 7.4
  • Exclaim! - 6/10

EPs

Title Details Tracklist
Challenger
  • Released: August 25, 2017
  • Label: PLZ Make It Ruins
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, cassette
  1. Scared
  2. AB
  3. Re-Animator

Releases as Arthur Shea

  • Cassette 1 (2015)
  • Buncha Junk (2015)
  • Arthur's First (2015)
  • Corn Shucks (2016)
  • money for new computer (unreleased, demos) (2016)
  • Arthur 3 (2016)
  • Take My Money (ancient and unreleased material) (2019)

References

Citations

  1. Dazed (2018-11-16). "ARTHUR writes songs that sound like 'the earth collapsing on itself'". Dazed. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  2. FM, Player, EP16 - Arthur Shea, retrieved 2020-09-17

External links

[[[Category:21st-century American singers]]]

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