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Ben Shirken a.k.a. Beshken is a product of the Shlohmo and Ryan Hemsworth generation. The New York by way of Los Angeles producer emerged out of the DJ duo Partytime and eventually found his way into the DIY indie scene which found him sharing the stage with breakout bands like Men I Trust and Crumb along with post-pop artist Gus Dapperton. Today, we’re premiering Beshken’s latest single, “Passion” which he beautifully summarized in a brief email to Highsnobiety.

“Feelings are fleeting, love is changing, and passion passes,” he said. “There are days when I want to save the world and others when I work towards its expiration, unknowingly. Sometimes these are the same days, where making an impact can feel rather sisyphean. I wish that progress was easy, but it rarely is, and despite certain challenges I know that I am not alone. We live together, we strive together, and we consume together.”

The atmospheric track is featured on Beshken’s forthcoming debut album, Aisle of Palm. Stay tuned for more updates on the producer and stream the full song below.

Words by Sydney Gore
Associate Music Editor

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