Fresh from his debut release ‘Vanity’ which received support from Influential UK blogs EARMILK & PopMatters in addition to support from Nialler 9, Today FM, HotPress, RTE (Track of the week on rte.ie) and an appearance on ‘The Late Late show’ (on April 15th) which clocked up over 100k views in 12 hours Shobsy releases his new single Driven on May 20th.
Hotly tipped for his soaring falsetto and knack for fusing together contemporary and classic
soundscapes to produce modern takes on 80s pop, Shobsy refuses to tread lightly in each of his
releases, ‘Driven’ being the latest shot of adrenaline to add to his already
“Driven is a song inspired by the feeling of being toyed with by someone you have fallen in love
with,” says Shobsy. “It captures the mood of the crossover where sexual tension meets true
commitment. In the song the character is being tortured by their love interests lack of clarity with
what they truly want.”
Theatrically stunning with an intensified edge, ‘Driven’ follows a friendship that is gradually
developing into something greater. Bursting at the seams with sexual tension and desire, the
single also sees Shobsy preparing to ignite the spark in sight.
Fans of The Weeknd, Kanye West & Kavinsky are in for a treat as Shobsy embodies each of
them through the track’s genre-hopping rhythm, crossing the boundaries of synth pop into R&B.
On April 15 th Shobsy was invited to perform on Ireland’s biggest TV show ‘The Late Late
Show’ where he produced a mesmerising performance of Bronski Beat’s ‘Smalltown Boy’ which
racked up over 100,000 views within 24 hours.
Formerly the lead vocalist in acclaimed rock group State Lights, the quartet soaked in success
with their stadium-sized anthems, including ample appearances at both Electric Picnic and The
Late Late Show. In equal measure, State Lights dominated airwaves with international airplay
on KROQ in the States and Radio X in the UK.
Garnering a reputation for blistering and compelling live shows Shobsy sold out his first solo
show at Dublin’s Whelan’s venue last February. Since then he supported RTE Choice Music
Prize nominees Soda Blonde on their spring Irish tour and most recently sold out (6 weeks in
advance) his June 4th Workman’s Cellar headline gig.