The American alt-rock band The Unlikely Candidates are back and they are ready to take the world by storm with their new album, Panther Island. But they didn’t just give us a release date, the band have dropped the lead single ‘Sunshine.’ We’ve been waiting for this for so long and it has been worth it. The band has delivered!
While the title might be sunny, the song is an angsty number about remembering a simpler time. Life can be testing and The Unlikely Candidates aren’t shying away from that. In fact, they’re addressing that it takes courage to get up every day in this crazy world. We think that’s something everyone should remember and be proud of themselves for. We’re grateful for the band sending us a little reminder.
It feels like we’ve been waiting for so long for the band to release an album (9 years, to be exact). We’re so glad they took their time to create an album they love and are so proud of. The band have been speaking about Panther Island and they’ve got us so hyped to hear the rest of the album!
Thematically it’s just as varied, shifting from songs about the chaos on the streets and loneliness behind the phone screens of America during the pandemic, to humorous tales of twenty-something malaise and the many ways the heart breaks; when love or loved ones are lost. At the heart of this album is the ethos of taking a bad situation and making something of it. It was written during the pandemic while the world was shut down, by a band who has hit enough roadblocks to delay a debut album nine years.
Kyle Morris on Panther Island
Are you hyped yet? You should be!
If you’re looking forward to Panther Island just as much as we are, you can pre-save the album right now! Just click here. You can listen to it as much as you’d like from May 20th.
We’re so excited for The Unlikely Candidates and this album! Until then ‘Sunshine’ will be on a loop. Are you as excited as we are? Tweet us @TheHoneyPop or drop a comment below! We’re also on Facebook and Instagram! Come hang with us!
Want even more The Unlikely Candidates content? Check out our interview with them!