Interview With Primus Roman 'My biggest goal of music is to help somebody who feels alone...'
We were fortunate enough to interview artist Primus Roman, and talk about upcoming projects. Primus Roman's new EP 'AIR' - is also available on all streaming services and primusroman.com.
When did you realise that you had a passion for music?
I first realized I was really passionate about music in fourth grade. I had a lot of choices of instruments I could pick and I just couldn't decide because I wanted to learn as many as I could. As time went on I started to check out different artists I was in third grade listening to the Ray Charles and in 7th grade I was listening to the grateful Dead. When I got to high school, I was able to actually start putting my passion to music into action by being apart of different musical programs in New Orleans and by participating in musical functions at my school.I also got into the New Orleans center for the creative arts for poetry at first but then I decided to go for jazz studies and found my passion for singing. I went to college for jazz studies and music media so I could learn sound engineering and production as well as continue my understanding of jazz. And now I am a singer and songwriter in New Orleans.
Who are your main inspirations as an artist?
My main inspirations as an artist really come from John legend when I was younger to growing up with Earth wind & fire. But now I really am more inspired by different eras, and currently I am inspired by the '70s.
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
My biggest goal of music is to help somebody who feels alone. When I was in high school I had a very hard time adjusting to the world around me and honestly my music is just me trying to find my way through the world. I believe everybody feels lost sometimes and I just use my art to articulate my feelings.
What is your most memorable moment while being an artist?
My most memorable moment was completing my first album Life of the living room with my friends. we worked really hard from beginning to end to make that project really special and every part of it from its inception to its completion was a challenge. And to hear it now is still a beautiful moment for me to reflect on. I don't know if I can ever top it but that it will be my goal to one day beat my own album.
Who is the biggest artist you’ve worked with?
I'm mainly work with my friends. But I do dream of working with some pretty big artists and I think that my friends will be big artists so I guess I will continue to say that L. Y. O. N is the biggest group I've worked with.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
I'm currently doing a series of musical installations about the human condition. My past EP fire was about how we can sometimes be destructive and not care about the consequences of our actions. In that EP it discusses how a man being cheated on then copies the same behavior that he is learned from his partner. In the most recent EP I just dropped air we talk about how we move on and take things less seriously and allow ourselves to let our hair down and have some fun. Life can be very tough and right now during Corona virus it is only getting hard or not easier but this project talks about having a little fun allowing yourself to have moments of joy
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
This whole year I will be releasing several EPs talking about different subjects. Fire as I said is already about a man going through life sometimes doing bad things and not always aware of the consequences of his actions. air is about understanding that not everything needs to be taken so seriously and sometimes moments are just moments. The last two EPs will be titled Water and Earth. Water will be talking about death and how we react to it. Earth will be talking about understanding who you are and coming to grips with it and dealing with the world around you.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
I want your readers to know that you have to set yourself up to be happy. This is nothing easy to say the least but the point is is that we are all going to have moments of happiness and and sorrow and just as you need happiness you need moments of sorrow to appreciate the happiness. We all want to be happy all the time and that will lead to great sadness so rather in this EP I talk about what would typically be sad moments but with less seriousness so they're fun joyful and they can be actually really great stories.
Listen to 'Too Long' here: