One of the brightest Texas country-folk bands, Flatland Cavalry, has released their newest song, 'Oughta See You (The Way I Do).'
Accompanied by the outfit's signature Texas twang production, the song, written by lead singer Cleto Cordero and Will Hoge, is a breezy love song that was born out of an interaction he had with his wife several months back.
“A couple weeks before pre-production on our fourth LP, I got a hunch to write before going into the studio; seeking a last minute ‘Hail Mary.’ Of all the songs in contention to be recorded I realized we were still missing a fun love song," Cordero recalls. "I’ve written some really great songs with Will Hoge and I knew if I hit him up, we’d come up with something. Only thing is... I didn’t have any hooks to bring in until the morning of the write.
"As I’m brushing my teeth my wife asked me what I was gonna write about that day and I told her I wasn’t sure. At the time, she’d been struggling with what she saw in the mirror and wasn’t practicing what she preaches about self-love. And I was heartbroken and frustrated watching her torture her herself about it all." He continues, "That morning, she said, ‘Yesterday you said something that stuck with me, ‘I wish you could see yourself the way that I do. Write that,’ to which I retorted with my toothbrush microphone ‘you oughta see you, the way I do.’ I took the idea to Will and we ran with it."
With production help from Dwight A. Baker, they took the song to the band, and as we can hear, they worked their usual musical magic.
"[It's] a lively reminder that our best, liveliest, loveliest versions of ourselves are awaiting discovery and recognition from... ourselves!" Cordero adds, "Until that breakthrough happens: YOU Oughta see you, the way I do!”
'Oughta See You' follows the release of 'Last American Summer,' which made headway this past June.
Made up of Cordero (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jason Albers (drums), Jonathan Saenz (bass), Reid Dillon (electric guitar, harmonica, second fiddle), Wesley Hall (fiddle) and Adam Gallegos (piano, keys, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar), fans have their fingers crossed for a full-length project to arrive before the end of the year.
In the meantime, though, the ‘Some Things Never Change’ hitmakers will be making stops all around the country on their 2023 headlining tour, which wraps up in late October in their home state of Texas.
They'll also be sharing the stage with heavyhitters Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis and Parker McCollum along the way. For a full list of the band's dates and ticketing information, head here.
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