Ukrainian indie-pop singer Ivan Dorn is already a star in his part of the world and his star power may soon go global. A risk-taking fashion icon in Ukraine, donning women’s clothes in public in a part of the world where that can be dangerous, he pushes boundaries in and outside of music. Now he is ready to release his English-speaking album OTD to the world after a soft-release in Eastern Europe last year.
It began after he moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to work on the record and now the final product is finally available to the whole world.
The album has a bit of everything from Dorn. He raps over a skittering beat on “Collaba,” a departure from the smooth synth-pop you will find elsewhere on the record. He has some strong influences from jazz, soul and R&B, like the sensual “Goodbye.” The vintage 80’s sound is personified in his record “Beverly,” the video for which we premiered last year.
It is a diverse record that doesn’t dwell on one sound and shows the range of production Dorn can work with and how many different vocal styles he master.
“The main thing about this album is that OTD is really diverse. It’s great for a huge, loud party and also great for reflective moments on your own. The sound has a way of hitting you equally as hard on vinyl as it does on earphones,” explains Dorn to Magnetic.
“From the first note to the last word – this album exhibits all of the many pieces of myself that come together within the record. OTD is like a long-lasting aroma, you need time to unfold it and it will always be different!”
The full record will be released tomorrow, February 16. But until then, stream it below.