On today’s episode of Creative Space, we have the pleasure of speaking with international pop star, SHAB. A product of three continents, she first gained attention in the Western Hemisphere during late 2020 as a "breakout star of the global pandemic," with three of her consecutive singles reaching #2 on the U.K. Commercial Pop Charts. This included her debut single, “Spell On Me,” which SHAB co-wrote with the award-winning production duo, Damon Sharpe and Eric Sanicola.
SHAB recently finished a tour with Anastacia and her latest single, “Sexual” just reached #2 on the U.K. Commercial Pop Chart.
We did this interview while SHAB was still on tour with Anastacia and had a really thought-provoking and inspiring conversation that covers SHAB growing up in Iran and how it shaped her relationship with creativity. We also talk about the healing power of creativity and how SHAB feels called to advocate for those who don’t have a voice.
For more on SHAB, visit: shabofficial.com and you can check out her stunning video for “Sexual” here.
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1:43—Being born in Iran
2:00—The video for “Sexual” and honoring our feminine energy
3:19—Advocating for those who don’t have a voice
4:25—Being accepted as a refugee and immigrant
5:00—It’s never too late to start anything
6:06—First discovering love for music
10:30—How growing up in Iran shaped her relationship with creativity
12:15—The love story that never ends
14:30—SHAB’s musical inspirations
17:00—SHAB’s definition of creativity
20:30—If you find the child within in, you’ll never grow old
21:13—Working with producer Damon Sharpe
23:15—The beginnings of “Spell on Me”
26:30—Growing up really fast
28:56—SHAB’s songwriting process
33:00—SHAB on opening for Anastacia
35:12—The key to manifestation
36:00—Why SHAB stopped singing for many years
39:36—Working with Eli Socan on music videos
41:00—Shab’s vision for future concerts
43:00—SHAB’s life in Dallas
49:41—Advice for artists going through a trying time