“Oh My Dear Lord,” the latest single from alternative rock band The Unlikely Candidates, is best described as a happy medium.
The song is a satisfactory compromise. It combines a pop music sound with lyrics that make the listener think.
Right from the start, the track sets a deep tone with: “Here’s my confession. I’ve got a death wish. I’m in the fast lane, addicted to excess.”
Unlikely Candidates lead singer Kyle Morris says his group’s new melody comes from a low place in his life where he begged any God above or any force in the universe to get him out.
“I was at a place where I’d been partying way too much,” says Morris. “I was touring and honestly feeling like I’d reached rock bottom. I turned myself around in that moment and got myself out of that state.”
Morris’ emotions from that time are heard in every bar of “Oh My Dear Lord.” The single connects. It connects with audiences, which is exactly what The Unlikely Candidates intended.
“We want to find this middle ground between catchy singable songs and themes that people can apply to their lives,” Morris said. “If there isn’t depth on a subconscious level, I don’t feel like I’m doing my job. I want listeners to walk away with something deeper.”
“Oh My Dear Lord” by The Unlikely Candidates
Hailing from Texas, The Unlikely Candidates consists of vocalist Kyle Morris, Brent Carney on lead guitar, additional guitarist Cole Male, Jared Hornbeek on bass, and Kevin Goddard playing the drums.
The quintet have logged countless miles on the road alongside everyone from Sublime With Rome, The Offspring, the Dirty Heads and Fall Out Boy.