Today’s Song: San Cisco Get Lost in the Moment & “Under the Light”

San Cisco © Olivia Senior
San Cisco © Olivia Senior
Australian indie pop band San Cisco lose their inhibitions and surrender to the pull of the moment in “Under the Light,” a cathartic and colorful full-body indulgence.
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Under the light, you never know if it is fake or love…

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve been lost in the light before: Drowned in sound, caught up in a rush of energy and emotion, seduced by the intensity, urgency, and allure of a singular moment in time. It’s a special thing to slip away, and we all deserve that sweet escape, but what does it mean to exist unapologetically in the present, without thought or care for past and future? What does it mean to let ourselves go? Australian indie pop band San Cisco lose their inhibitions and surrender to the pull of the moment in “Under the Light,” a cathartic and colorful full-body indulgence.

Under The Light - San Cisco
Under The Light – San Cisco
A predilection for party
Yeah, I’m losing control of my body
Do you want me?
This could mean everything
Or we could feel nothing
Now that we are spinning around
My boundaries are dissolving
Under the light
You never know if it is fake or love
Between the lines
You never know if it is fake or love

Released August 11, 2023 via Island City Records / Nettwerk Music Group, “Under the Light” is San Cisco’s immersive and lush fourth single of the year. Following recent tracks “Honeycomb,” “Horoscope,” and “Lost Without You,” “Under the Light” sees the Fremantle, Australian trio of Scarlett Stevens, Jordi Davieson, and Josh Biondillo building a gently buoyant, lightly psych-soaked soundscape.

Predisposition to someone I just met
If I let you touch my body
Would you dream of me instead?
Oh, there’s nothing I regret
Now that we are spinning around
My boundaries are dissolving
Under the light
You never know if it is fake or love
Between the lines
You never know if it is fake or love
San Cisco © Olivia Senior
San Cisco © Olivia Senior



For San Cisco, this song is an ode to, and an exploration of those intense moments of submission – when we simply exist in the here and now, unencumbered by infiltrating thoughts, worries, and the like.

It’s about “when tomorrow doesn’t matter and everything is finally making sense, intentionally lost in a world of sound, light and moving bodies,” San Cisco share. “Moments, that at the time felt monumental but will most likely never be remembered. How can I decipher what is real and true when my feet aren’t firmly planted in reality? When I’m chasing something so damaging, what am I running from?

Under the light
With or without
With or without you by my side
With nowhere to hide
Letting the feelings hypnotise
I need you tonight
After the dark
Under the light
Under the light
Oh, don’t worry ‘bout tomorrow
We’ve got tonight
Well out there, our worlds collide all the time
You know that I could set your world on fire
It’s up to you this time

There’s two sides to every experience, and San Cisco are characteristically unafraid to look at life through a more complex lens. Visceral and vibrant, “Under the Light” is intoxicating: A radiant seduction that pushes us to think critically about why and how we lose ourselves, and if that momentary salvation is real or imagined. After all, “under the light, you never know if it is fake or love.”

Under the light
You never know if it is fake or love
Between the lines
You never know if it is fake or love
It’s up to you this time
Under the guise
You never know if it is fake or love
Wondering why
You never know if its fake or love
Under the light
With or without
With or without you by my side
With nowhere to hide
Letting the feelings hypnotise
I need you tonight
After the dark
Under the light
Under the light

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