With a penchant for futuristic soundscapes and dreamy vocals, Bay Area sextet The Seshen is a group that will always get our coins. Naturally, our ears perked up when we heard that a new project is being finalized for 2019, and from the sounds of their current single, "Eidolon," these Bounce-Worthy alums have quite a bit to say.
Frontwoman Lalin St. Juste recently shared the inspiration behind the track, explaining, "There is a lot happening in the U.S. and I’m here trying to cope. So, I wrote 'Eidolon' as a response to those who continue to use their wealth, political status, and influence for their own benefit and at the detriment of others. This song comes as a reminder that resistance is constant and that with every action there is a reaction." She goes on to define "Eidolon" as meaning the oppressor can never escape the oppressed – "like a phantom that will follow you."
Pretty heavy stuff indeed. But this isn't a militant war cry that beats you over the head with its message. Rather, "Eidolon" thumps as Lalin's spellbinding vocals slink through wavy synth and beats that make you wanna bounce. Stream the track below, then download a copy for your playlist. You can also stream their brooding remake of Dinah Washington's "This Bitter Earth," which premiered this summer as part of the Season 3 soundtrack for OWN's Queen Sugar.
Ahead of the album release, St. Juste and her bandmates – frontman/bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara, drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and sampler Kumar Butler – will head across the pond for the Strength In Numbers Tour. Fellow Bay Area band Geographer and Sacramento duo Rituals of Mine will join them for the brief UK trek. See the full list of dates below and head to The Seshen's website to purchase tickets.