Who Should Buy This: Alternative music fans, those who appreciate the journey and nuance of art, introspective humans, and Panic! At the Disco fans.
Album: Danger To Myself EP
Artist: The Unlikely Candidates
Genre: alternative, indie, rock
Music Rating: 8/10
Lyrics Rating: 8/10
Sounds Like: Bad Suns, Brendon Urie, Vinyl Theatre
Best thing About this Album: The impressive spectrum explored and uncovered within only five tracks.
One thing I wish was different: 10 Ways is probably my least favorite track, so I personally wished they had picked a stronger closing track (i.e. one with a bit more intellectual substance). It is a good party track though, so it does leave you feeling happy and pumped up.
Website: The Unlikely Candidates
Favorites: World In My Pocket, Celebrate
This is a playlist of all of the songs from the EP that will automatically play through the whole EP. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
After an EP release earlier in the year, I didn’t think we would get new music from The Unlikely Candidates quite so soon, but they lived up to their name, and I was happily surprised with the Danger To Myself EP dropping last week.
Five tracks is not much to both establish a clear theme and explore diversity within said theme, but this EP definitely delivers on both points better than I ever could’ve hoped for. AND it seamlessly continues the narrative from their previous Ep, Bed Of Liars. Though this release as a whole feels very larger-than-life in its explosively energetic tone, it still hits more intimate moments and provides plenty of nuanced tones.
Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to give you a better lyrical sample of the whole album. Take a look and then take a listen!
(Note: The lyrics of this EP, taken out of context are not as impressive as they are within the framework of the whole songs. So just add +75 points mentally to however you feel about each of these lines in isolation.)
“After all this love I borrowed, I’m waiting on the day you don’t want me tomorrow.” — Danger To Myself
“Take the sun, and take the sky. Take the color out my eyes.” — World In My Pocket
“I fall in love, but I mostly fall.” — Celebrate
“Where you go is where I follow.” — Final Destination
“I just can’t get you off my crazy mind.” — 10 Ways
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting The Unlikely Candidates by purchasing the EP from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.