Flatland Cavalry’s New Video For “Other Side of Lonesome” Focuses On Mass Shootings

A group of people sitting on a bench posing for the camera

Flatland Cavalry is undoubtedly the next big thing in Texas country. We’ve been listening to these guys for a while, and if you’ve yet to jump into their music, make it a priority. They’re the real fucking deal.

They just released their new music video for “Other Side of Lonesome,” and it’s a heavy one. Directed by Natalie Rhea, the video is centered around school/mass shootings, and follows a police officer as he makes his way around the school looking for the gunman.

In a press release, frontman Cleto Cordero said he wrote the song after his fiancée woke him up to the tragic news of the Route 91 massacre.

“I remember a cold, numbing chill coursed through me as my hair stood on-end in goosebumps and a layer of moisture begin to form within my eyelids,” Cordero said. “I remember getting out of bed and grabbing my moleskin notebook and a pen and started writing, ‘On the other side of lonesome, there’s a place for you.’ I wrote what I would’ve said to the gunman, or someone like that in that state of mind.”

Check it out.