The SetList | Roman GianArthur #Forth5

Welcome to “The SetList.”

The SetList is a music podcast hosted by Forth District’s A&R, Adan Bean, and features artist from every part of the musical landscape. The SetList seeks to reveal an artist’s interests, influences, and background in music like no other interview has done before.

On this episode Adan sits down with Atlanta’s own Roman GianArthur! Roman is a producer/writer/singer/composer who has been cutting his teeth in the afro-futuristic space camp collective that is the Wondaland Arts Society (helmed by Rebelutionary soul singer superstar Janelle Monae).

Roman is someone you’d want to lock into a studio for a week and wait for him to reemerge with our generation’s Songs in the Key of Life. He’s that skilled. He’s that gifted. And perhaps most importantly, he’s that free.

The podcast parallels a setlist, so for example:

Sound Check: Introduce the Artist

Opener: Discuss first song the artist has ever recorded or released. / Discuss favorite opening song on an album. (e.g. OutKast “You May Die” or Fiona Apple “Sleep to Dream”)

Crowd Pleaser: Field a question from the audience / Favorite Live Show experience (from the stage or audience)

*What do you think is missing from the current musical landscape?
*How do you approach your music – lyric driven or melody or percussion?
*Who are you listening to these days?

Special Guest/Collaboration: Favorite collaborative work by two or more artist (e.g. Watch the Throne, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) / Favorite Collab (personal)

Cover: One of your favorite songs to cover / Talk about which artist is your most profound musical influence

Closer: Final Questions / Favorite Final Song on an Album (e.g. D’angelo, “Africa)

Encore: What is coming next for the artist!

  • Tyshan Broden

    This was amazing and that song at the end…I need that in my life.

    • Adán Bean

      I’m really glad you enjoyed it. More to come.