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Shobsy Releases ‘Driven’ this Friday, May 20th, Followed by Sold-Out Show at The Workman’s Club, Dublin on June 4th

May 19, 2022

Powerhouse vocalist and thrilling songwriter, Shobsy released his debut single “Vanity” on February 25th.  The track received wonderful support from a wide range of platforms, including; Nialler 9, Hot Press, Today FM, FM104, KCLR96FM, Shannonside Northern Sound, Beat 102103, 98FM, Raidió na Life and others too here at home together with Earmilk, Record of the Day, Pop Matters and a number of UK based blogs and other online platforms.

Having just returned from a three-week visit to the USA Shobsy cannot wait for his new single to be released later this week. The Dubliner continues building momentum with the brand-new release, ‘Driven’; a genre-blending pop phenomenon. Hotly tipped for his soaring falsetto and knack for fusing contemporary and classic soundscapes to produce modern takes on 80s pop, Irish act Shobsy refuses to tread lightly in each of his releases; with ‘Driven’ being the latest shot of adrenaline to add to his already eclectic discography.

“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.

Last month, Shobsy was invited to perform on The Late Late Show and blew everyone away with his cover of Bronski Beat’s ‘Smalltown Boy’ (acoustic); his performance resonated and hit that special chord with those watching live and the follow-on social media audience.. The performance cleared 100,000 + collective views in the hours after it had been broadcast live. If you missed it, you can see it for yourself here:

Shobsy’s second headline show at the Cellar, Workman’s Club, Dublin on June 4th sold out earlier this month, almost one month out from the date itselfHis first solo headline show with MCD at Whelan’s (upstairs) in February also sold out weeks in advance.

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.

This Dubliner’s natural vocal ability, showmanship yet grounded charismatic personable character has already gained him a legion of fans amongst his industry peers and many industry media platforms also in his roles as former lead vocalist in acclaimed rock group State Lights and now as a solo artist. We are so excited not just for you to hear this new single, but also for us all to watch where this superb artist, Shobsy takes us next.  Driven is on release from all platforms this Friday, May 20th.


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