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Bay Area art pop band The Seshen puts out a series of singles grappling with two years of upheaval

The Seshen has been a Bay Area fixture since the release of its self-titled album in 2012, a rapturous fusion of R&B, synth pop, soul and electronica. The six-piece band owes its origin story to vocalist Lalin St. Juste and producer-bassist Akiyoshi “Aki” Ehara, who discovered their complementary passion for music while studying abroad in Ghana, now over a decade ago. I spoke to the pair about The Seshen’s ongoing series of monthly song releases previewing the band’s upcoming album, and how the two have been navigating interpersonal flux during the COVID-19 pandemic.