When I first heard Sir Ivan’s latest single, Kiss all the Bullies Goodbye, I wasn’t entirely certain what to make of it as it struck a chord with me. However on subsequent listens of it I am impressed how the song has blended such a relevant topic and a catchy rhythm – I couldn’t help but give in to. I know bullying isn’t the kind of thing that is normally danced too yet, but there is something about Sir Ivan’s latest release that fits well.
Sir Ivan, also known by his alter aliases Peaceman and Mr. Mitzvah, is a bit of a Clark Kent meets Hugh Hefner kind of guy. He comes from a wealthy banking family and dabbled in the world of his parents before he finally gave in to his desire to write music. The guy isn’t young, at 59, but he definitely lives a lifestyle that gives him plenty of opportunity to party and gain more inspiration for his own music.
Sir Ivan doesn’t seem to be that bad of a guy if you judge him by his quirky music. He started getting into music at the age of ten, but didn’t get to pursue it in earnest due to pressure from his parents. It wasn’t until later in life that he really start getting into things. Sir Ivan’s music career seems very widely inspired and driven by motives to help spread positive image music; he exclusively covers, remixes and writes on topics such as love, respect and peace. Thus, the subject matter of his latest single isn’t all that surprising. Sir Ivan is not new to philanthropy or championing social causes and bullying seems to be of particular interest to the musician. Sir Ivan and The Peaceman Foundation have supported a long list of charities, all aimed at combating hatred and violence.
His latest song really does bring an important issue to light. The song is catchy and the lyrics are simple, to the point, and relatable for anyone who has been or is being bullied that it makes their quirkiness endearing. Beats, drops, and lyrics aside, with every penny of the net profits of the song being donated to help raise awareness and combat bullying across the U.S., there is plenty of reason to get up and dance to Sir Ivan’s newest single.
Review by Shari S.