Sahara CyberStars – “Light Shines into a Space”


“Light Shines into a Space” is the latest single from the duo Sahara CyberStars, showing an eclectic throwback rock sound with light-against-darkness themes. The project comprises singer/songwriters Dave Long and Trish Long, who met within the Dublin music scene and are now based in Stawell, Australia. The duo have released six albums and six singles so far, and this latest track provides an optimistic spirit amidst melodic songwriting and impassioned vocals.

The power of love and light to prevail, through even the darkest of times, plays with consuming thematic pull. As Sahara CyberStars write: “In darkness there is an unfathomable strength when someone stands up against oppression, endures through deprivation and by survival alone succeeds. Love and dreams will always escape, they are the light that shines into a space.”

A debonair guitar styling kicks off the track, traversing into fluttering acoustics and warming saxophone accompaniments. Lyrics stir in referring to how “nothing stays the same,” and then into a brighter soaring with twinkling keys. “Your back’s against the wall,” the vocals admit, then venturing into a title-touting resonance. “Light Shines into a Space” is a quality piece of songwriting from Sahara CyberStars.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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