Aura Blaze – “Good While It Lasted”


The Sparkling Black is a newly released album from Aura Blaze, the New Jersey-based psych-rock project of Rhode Rachel. As album track shows “Good While It Lasted,” the artist is also fully adept at bouncier, psych-pop fare with power-pop guitars. The song is a melodic treat, with guitar-pop and soaring vocal adornments accompanied by doses of orchestral-laden chamber-pop (especially present as the birds chirp around the three-minute mark). Aesthetically, it’s not surprising that the artist has covered Electric Light Orchestra material in the past, as there’s a similarly-sounding inspiration throughout this splendid release.

Stream The Sparkling Black in full below:

“Good While It Lasted” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Catchy Indie Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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