about maria

From the vibrant and growing city of Lancaster emerges Maria Arroyo, a singer/songwriter that uses her piano-driven compositions and powerfully captivating voice as the backbone of her music. Her music resonates with the power and depth reminiscent of legends like Adele, Lady Gaga, and Demi Lovato.  


But what sets Maria apart is her fearless approach to songwriting.  


“I use music as a way to understand the world around me. Songwriting is my way of processing my life in a way that makes sense to me. It’s kind of like I’m working through my problems by finding closure within music.” 


Her songs are deeply personal, carrying the weight of her experiences and emotions while diving into the often-overlooked facets of the human experience.  


“I was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety in my sophomore year of college. It’s something that I will have to live with for the rest of my life, and that was a tough realization to come to, but once I did, I could finally learn to live a long, happy, and fulfilling life while also managing my diagnosis.” 


With each song, she invites us to share in her story that she hopes others will resonate deeply with. Through her heart-wrenching lyrics and powerful melodies, Maria emerges as a beacon of courage and vulnerability. She continues to confront the unspoken, creating a space where people can find solace and courage in the knowledge that they are not alone. 


Years of dedication and hard work have led Maria to a musical project that is a pure reflection of her true self.  


“Working in the studio on these songs has been such an incredible experience. Being able to hear my songs come to life is such a surreal feeling, and I still haven't gotten used to it quite yet.” 


Her commitment to creating art that is honest and heartfelt is unwavering. Her debut EP is a mere glimpse into the depth of her artistry, promising more stories, more moments, and more music that will touch your soul. Stay tuned for more updates as she continues to share her compelling story through music.