Arielle Paul is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter popular for Amazon Prime’s viral commercial and original song, “You and Me.” In 2017 she released her EP, “Everyday, Every Way,” in Tokyo, Japan which is now available worldwide on Amazon and Spotify. She is also a contributing writer for the LA Times, and is a co-founder of the popular Los Angeles fashion and lifestyle blog, Bard + Paul.
Arielle is an Angeleno native raised in a family of creatives and musicians — her father is a founding member of the Grammy-winning group, The Manhattan Transfer, and her mother is a writer and model. She garnered her love for music, writing, creativity and fashion at an early age. After spending much of her childhood and teens touring around the world with her family and working as a professional actor, model and musician from an early age, she became accustomed to the freedom and possibilities of a creative, freelance lifestyle. She graduated from UC Berkeley where she double majored in English and Performance Studies.
Her lyrics, melodies and voice have graced the silver screen on shows such as Mind of Mencia, Drunk History and Ghost Ghirls, as well as on commercials for Amazon Prime, Wacoal, Sheba, Kirin, Mitsubishi, Glico and Hairtoxic. Arielle’s success in Japan led to the release of her EP, “Everyday, Every Way,” a collaboration with the acclaimed composer Hajime Uchiyama and released by Otoco. She has been a guest and performed on national Japanese radio stations such as J-Wave, InterFM and FM Port.
In November 2017, Arielle’s original song,”BEAUTIFUL,” co-written with her husband, composer Dan Gross, was featured in Wacoal Japan’s 2017 commercial campaign, which was directed by the acclaimed Japanese director, Naoko Tajima (Amazon, Sheba).
Arielle is currently working on a sixth commercial with Gross and Tajima, and an indie-western dream-pop album with Gross. She is also working on a new fashion, lifestyle and adventure blog, WEST, inspired by the culture of her home state, California.
She is an active volunteer with The Art of Elysium, a non-profit aimed at empowering artists and communities in need to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances through art.
When not busy working and volunteering, she enjoys traveling the world, camping and venturing new pastures in her self-renovated 1962 Scotsman trailer with her husband and friends. She is a mother of 4 cats — Steamer, Owlette, Frodo and Hobbes. She also loves vintage fashion, bouldering and yoga, and vegetarian cooking (and eating, naturally).