A warbly handwritten script appears superimposed over faded yellow parchment as a pair of jaunty synth orchestra stabs punctuates the action. An edged voice, breathy and distorted, trills out an opening verse: “Here’s my confession / I got a death wish / I’m in the fast lane / addicted to excess.” These lyrics are spelled out in time amid rough animations and shifting religious imagery.
So begins the music video for “Oh My Dear Lord,” the latest single from Fort Worth modern alt-rock outfit the Unlikely Candidates. Infectious and radio-ready, with a neck-snapping dubstep chorus, the track also opens Danger to Myself, the five-piece’s newest EP, which was released last month by Red Music, an arm of Sony Music Group.
“The label sent us a few different treatment ideas for a video,” said singer Kyle Morris. “We thought the idea behind this one was visually really cool.”