Flatland Cavalry, ‘Old School’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Lubbock, Texas-based Americana five-piece Flatland Cavalry are premiering their new single "Old School" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen to the twangy, classic-country-inspired tune.
Striking fiddle matches a classic country beat on "Old School," which was written by Flatland Cavalry bandleader Cleto Cordero. The song is about a relationship to which he's particularly close.
"[The song is] inspired by my mom and dad's marriage of over 30 years," Cordero tells The Boot. "How they’ve managed to feed, clothe, nurture and provide a college education for all seven of their children is beyond me."
As its title might indicate, "Old School" pays homage to the vintage bits of wisdom that we so often learn from our parents. "All of us kids seem to have picked up their tenacity, work ethic, style (for good and for worse!) and loving demeanor," Cordero says.
"The only thing I know of that can endure all those hardships is true love, which I’m sure they have," he continues. "The fun, new single is built around the truth that as we age and mature, we end up becoming much like our folks.”
Comprised of Cordero -- who sings lead and plays guitar -- fiddle player Wesley Hall, bassist Jonathan Saenz, percussionist Jason Albers and guitarist Reid Dillon, Flatland Calvary play a style of music that's rooted in the rich musical heritage of their hometown of Lubbock, a "musical boomtoown" that counts Buddy Holly and the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines as natives. Albers and Cordero formed the band in the early 2010s, while they were college roommates.
"Old School" appears on Flatland Cavalry's recently released sophomore album, titled Homeland Insecurity. Visit FlatlandCavalry.com to learn more.
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