Dublin powerhouse Shobsy has released his genre-bending new single, “Driven“. The theatrical track follows a friendship that is gradually developing into something greater. Listen to it now below.
“Driven is a song inspired by the feeling of being toyed with by someone you have fallen in love with,” Shobsy explained. “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.”
On April 15th 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. Selling out his first solo show at Dublin’s Workman’s Club last autumn, Shobsy has since swept up a support slot for RTE Choice Music Prize nominees Soda Blonde’s spring Irish tour in addition to selling out Dublin’s Whelan’s venue on February 25th. He recently announced a headline show at Workman’s Cellar on June 4th which has also sold out.