Sahara CyberStars – “Modern Life”


Evolving from debonair rock nostalgia into a brass-touched charisma, “Modern Life” is an engaging new single from Sahara CyberStars. The Stawell, Australia-based duo of Dave and Trish Long first caught our attention with the track “Light Shines into a Space” last September.

“Modern Life” continues to showcase their stylish rock appeal in even more infectious form. Poignantly, “”Modern Life” addresses the relentless pace of modern life and the escalating housing crisis, contrasting it with the slower, more community-focused past where people had more stability and time for each other. Several lines resonate in their yearning for greater connection and personal focus — emphasized at points such as: “Sometimes I want to go and lose myself in the past, I want to go slow, yesteryear was not so fast.”

Lyrical striving to improve one’s personal plights open the production with ample intrigue, evolving from the steady guitar progressions and brief vocal layers into the charismatic “sometimes I wanna go,” brass-laden soulfulness. The reflections on yesterday meld with the grooving guitars and brass components for a riveting result throughout; “Modern Life” is another decisive success from Sahara CyberStars.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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