The SESHEN are a seven piece experimental soul combo from San Francisco’s Bay Area and they’ve just released their second long player… ‘Flames & Figures’. The band, fronted by the eclectic vocalist Lalin St Juste, has wisely chosen the opening cut ‘Distant Heart’ as the lead single. I say “wisely’ because the tune is the album’s most accessible and has already been championed by tastemakers like Huey Morgan and Lauren Laverne.
Musically the sound is electronic and often lacks proper focus while Ms St Juste offers fragile vocals that show the influence of Corinne Bailey Rae … perfectly suited to her lyrics… essentially a stream of her consciousness.
SESHEN’S FLAMES & FIGURES is out now on Tru Thoughts Records