Flatland Cavalry Debut Emotionally-Charged ‘Other Side of Lonesome’
Flatland Cavalry is establishing themselves as a band to be reckoned with in the Texas Red Dirt scene. The depth of their debut album Humble Folks caught most by surprise when it was released in 2016. The followup, Homeland Insecurity, out earlier this year has cemented the band as a must-see act.
This week the Lubbock-based band released the new music video for "Other Side of Lonesome." The song was inspired by a phone call from his fiance, Kaitlin Butts. She woke him up to tell him about the the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Which left him with so many worried and questions, Cordero tells Taste of Country:
"I remember a few questions stood out amongst them all. What was he thinking, the gunman? What if I could stop someone from doing something like this in the first place!? What would I say to someone so distraught, so depressed, so believed-to-be invisible and hurting that the only way to express their hurt was through the use of senseless violence?"
"I wrote what I would’ve said to the gunman, or someone like that in that state of mind." My hope while penning the tune was that maybe it could speak to the lonesome and remind them that there is a place for them, that there is somebody willing to listen to their hurting cries, that someone does care about the fact that they are breathing," he reflects.