Interview: I.M of MONSTA X

Client: Clash

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The twenty-five year old began exploring the subject of identity on his 2016 mixtape ‘Who Am I’, released one year into life as a rookie idol, on which he asked “what was I born for?”. As Socrates famously said, “An unexamined life is not worth living”, so although I.M channels both an inward and outward gaze into his writing, it’s still the former, aglow with the flame of existentialism, that burns most fiercely.

“Questions move people, that’s why they’re always trying to discover something new,” he says of his dedication to self-discovery. “I, especially, have a lot of curiosity about myself. [Maybe] the reason is that I’m young. Like, I don’t know about myself but I don’t want to define myself as something either. I just want to keep on moving and being curious.” He shifts in his chair, in the fuzzy white jacket he’s wearing. He smiles, with a glint in his eye. “Do you know yourself 100%?”

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