Izzy Spears Tells Us His Dream Collaborator and Musical Red Flags

Izzy Spears

This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gathered playlists from LaQuan Smith, Naomi Sharon, and Jean Dawson. Izzy Spears has just come back from touring with Yves Tumor, but instead of laying low, he’s more prolific than ever. With his sophomore EP, M*A*D (Miss American Dream) released on Friday, Spears nudges us towards elevated resolutions for the new year—”get your shit, and get your bag”—and a refreshed sense of self love—“I feel so good I wanna fuck myself.” In his music, Spears flings the pendulum from raw grunge chaos to serene sonic landscapes, and the playlist he’s made for us, titled “WHY YOU M*A*D,” is no different. In the accompanying questionnaire, he sounds off onn sunglasses indoors (100% yes) and his American dream of collaborating with Andre 3000.


Where do you dance? Mostly in the shower and on stage.

What’s on your bedroom playlist? Type O Negative – “Love You To Death”

Headphones of choice? Mowalola Dre Beats.

Who do you trust most with the aux? Yves Tumor.

What’s a music taste red flag? Dubstep.

What was your first concert? The Glow in The Dark Tour: Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, N*E*R*D and Rihanna .

What song do you have on repeat? “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.

Dead or alive, who is your dream collaborator? André 3000.

Name your favorite artist no one knows about: Evanora Unlimited (He’s known enough but deserves a lot more credit).

What song best captures your American dream? Outkast – “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”

Where’s the afters? I like a chill afters. My favorite is my bed but I’m down for a chill session at a friend’s house. 

What’s your go-to post gig meal? A shot of Mezcal.

Sunglasses inside, yes or no? 100%, on.

What song do you have on repeat? “La Ment” – The Cure.

Favorite album cover? The Fugees – The Score.

Do you play an instrument? Teaching myself to play bass these days. 

What do you listen to when you’re high? “US Placers” – Kanye West, Pharell, Lupe Fiasco

What song is your guilty pleasure? Ashley O – “On A Roll”

Who’s the queen of pop? Britney, of course.