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Ivan Ives

Ivan Ives

Russian born, LA bred MC Ivan Ives will be releasing his much anticipated new album Stranger on September 24th, 2013. In celebration of his release, we talk to him about unrelated things...

Do you own sunglasses?

Yes - I buy cheap $2 sunglasses in bulk online because I break and lose them all the time.

Best movie you have seen recently?

Escape from Tomorrow.

What is your homepage?
Do you ever get lost in your own thoughts?

One finds meaning when one is lost.

Weekends off you:

Work some more.

Do you cheat at board games?

Never. But I usually lose.

Life advice:

Don't conform.

What is the one thing you always wanted as a kid and never got?

My own country on an island with monorails and cave apartments.

Has it been difficult to carve out a niche for yourself given your upbringing?

I'm not after any particular group of people; I just make music I want to make and put it out there.

What kind of changes should fans expect since your last album 2 years ago?

The album title can also be taken literally because it's stranger than any of my previous music.

Interview by Kara Johnson