A huge thanks to our college days friend, Jonathan, for this find.
Roman GianArthur is an Atlanta-based musician most commonly associated with Janelle Monáe‘s Wonderland Arts Society, an artists’ group that seems most simply described as eccentrically awesome R+B. Roman’s no exception. As Wonderland describes him:
“Like Stevie Wonder and Prince before him, Roman is a miracle in the making, a jaw-dropping singer, composer, arranger, producer, and performer —an innovative and inspiring 21st century redefinition of what it means to be an artist.”
Lofty words, but this first exposure we’ve experienced is very much innovative and inspiring. The project/EP—OK LADY—exists as a creatively beautiful, soulful mash up of Radiohead + D’Angelo covers…which is as strangely alluring as it sounds.
Listen below and download any and all tracks for free via GianArthur’s SoundCloud page. Monáe herself shows up on track 4.