HCM Artist Spotlight – Shevy O’Shea
Over the weekend, HCM caught up Chicago based music artist Shevy O’Shea for an interview. The artist gave us a glimpse of his life and how he was inspired to do music, as well as the ups and downs that come with success. To find out more about Shevy, take a look at what he had to say…
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Shevy O’Shea. I’ve been in music & ministry my entire life. Coming from the Midwest, oftentimes being in church was the safest place to be which birth my singing career at a very young age. I began singing and ministry through the entire Midwest. Developing a true discernment which has allowed my ministry to grow becoming the first Spiritual Leader of the Agora Temple, Cannabis-based nonprofit in Los Angeles.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Shevy O’Shea. Showcasing the melismatic vocals of rock-soul, Chicago’s own Shevy O’Shea artfully combines ’90s-style ambient synth-pop over fire instrumentals. His evocative, vibey, cross-pollinated sound has drawn multiple accolades. To date, an independent artist, his music has over 1 million streams across all digital platforms. As a model, he has collaborated with huge fashion brands such as FootLocker, Foot Action, Calvin Klein, FILA, EXPRESS, Zara & GUESS. Recently he became the first spiritual leader at the Agora Temple, the first Cannabis-Based Non-Profit Charity in LA.
Shevy initially released as an artist in 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia after meeting multi-grammy award-winning producer Mex Manny & Larry Mo’ Smith. They signed Shevy to a solo management deal after hearing him sing for the first time. Together they released his first major single “Still Not a Player”, which now has over 650,000 streams. In 2018, he made his television debut on Tyler Perry’s “The Haves & The Have Nots” and parallel to that Shevy released his third debut single #ATGD (About to go Down). Moving to LA and on the grind, he landed two sold-out shows at The Mint & Viper Room.
In 2019, he returned with his fifth single, #4am, which featured production by multi-producer Mex Manny. In 2020, Shevy return with his smash #Hit #Greenlight (I Like What You Like), produced by Kevin-Dave; following the release of the visual (short film), which premiered worldwide on YouTube.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Shevy O’Shea. Usher, Tank, Burna Boy, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Drake, Chris Brown.
HCM. On your upcoming release… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Shevy O’Shea. I love aquatic sounds so its the vibe I represent in my music.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Shevy O’Shea. Hi… I’m Shevy! My whole philosophy on life is to break chains, grow limited beliefs, and encourage everyone to live their best lives. Identifying with what positively serves each individual. Not based on societal programming, but centered in and from the heart and to grow and evolve from there. I relocated to Los Angeles to grow as an artist and to teach new perspectives on life and love that will evolve one’s perception on life. What you understand becomes what you see! This journey has been an interesting one and not always in my favor, however life has allowed me to grow, experience, and become who I am today. Now let’s Focus Forward.
However it hasn’t always been this way from being homeless, friends turning their backs on me, no family, no support; there were times where I thought to give up and end this. However, being the resilient person I am I’ve always found a way forward or made one! The universe has always had my back in the end.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Shevy O’Shea. New Album #BeGreat 11/11/20
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Shevy O’Shea. I’d like to thank my entire team, #DreamTeam – Lex, Danny, Rob, Tish, Kevin, Record Plant, UMG family.
Contact Shevy O’Shea via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Shevy O’Shea on social media via Instagram.