The Unlikely Candidates, who bring a grit to alternative pop, premiere the music video for their new track “Oh My Dear Lord” today on Baeble. When discussing the inspiration behind the video, the band said, “‘Oh My Dear Lord thematically and sonically goes from sweeping wistful verses to explosive redemptive choruses. We wanted something that reflected that dramatically in a video. Water has that dynamic tension. It can be soft and ethereal or crushing and chaotic. This video capitalized off that contrast and made for a perfect pairing visually for ‘Oh My Dear Lord.'” CLICK HERE to watch.
The Unlikely Candidates boast a total of 17 million combined streams on Spotify. Their latest single, “Oh My Dear Lord,” was recently released and is featured on the top rock Spotify playlists, Digging Now, New Noise, and The Scene. The band also co-wrote and are featured on the Dirty Heads’ new song titled “Celebrate,” which is currently in the Top 25 at Alternative Radio.
Flaunting outsider panache and theatrical hooks as oversized as their home state of Texas, these outliers formed at a high school party before going on to release three EPs and log countless miles on the road alongside everyone from Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, the Dirty Heads and Fall Out Boy. In true Rockstar fashion, lead singer Kyle Morris continued to perform the band’s high energy set all while wearing a peg-leg crutch for his broken foot on their recent tour dates.
Most recently, 2017’s Bed of Liars spawned “Your Love Could Start A War,” which clocked over 5 million Spotify streams and charted in the top 40 at Alternative Radio. Along the way, the boys have earned acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, AXS, Esquire, and more. The quintet-Kyle Morris (vocals), Brent Carney (lead guitar), Cole Male (guitar), Jared Hornbeek (bass) and Kevin Goddard (drums)-kicked off 2018 by releasing a Deluxe Edition of their Danger To MyselfEP which features the rising single “Oh My Dear Lord.” With “Oh My Dear Lord’s” early success indicators, this is just the beginning for The Unlikely Candidates.