WHAT ABOUT THE NAME?
We named ourselves Prince Ivan when Brydon’s nephew, Ivan, was really young. We’re fighting for him—for his generation. We’re fighting to create a better world for him to grow up in. We’re fighting to create music that we’d never be ashamed or embarrassed to show him. His name is a constant reminder for us to stay focused on our mission and on the reasons why we started Prince Ivan to begin with.
WHAT IS SPECTRAPOP MUSIC?
SpectraPop = Mainstream musical output that combines elements of multiple genres; A suffusion of Pop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Disco, World, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Gospel, Blues, African, Electronic, Hip Hop and other musical styles. SpectraPop is our genre and it means that one song will make you cry, the next will make you dance; one song will make you smile, the next will inspire you. There is definitely a Prince Ivan “sound” but you never quite know what we’re going to do next. The expectation is innovation.
WHo are some of your musical influences?
Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kirk Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, Coldplay, Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, Zedd, Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, James Brown, Lecrae, Bernhoft, Alicia Keys, The Temptations, Brian McKnight, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, James Taylor, Will Smith, Maxwell, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke, Jackie Wilson, Bruno Mars