Reflecting on the song, Cordero shares:
“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. 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.
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.
Once the band added their magic the song came to life and is a lively reminder that our best, liveliest, loveliest versions of ourselves are awaiting discovery and recognition from…ourselves! Until that breakthrough happens: YOU Oughta see you, the way I do!”
Produced by Dwight A. Baker (Josh Abbott Band, Pat Green), “Oughta See You (The Way I Do)” is the band’s most recent single following “Last American Summer,” which debuted this past June. Of the song, Whiskey Riff praises, “another sonically spectacular track with heartfelt lyricism that is sure to resonate with fans everywhere…may just be one of the soundtracks to your summer this year,” while Country Chord declares, “hands down one of my favorite Country acts in the genre.”
The new music follows the band’s acclaimed 2022 EP, Songs To Keep You Warm, (stream/purchase here). Produced by Bruce Robison and recorded at The Bunker in Lockhart, TX, the EP consists of six tracks including “Mountain Song,” which was featured in Paramount Network’s hit show, “Yellowstone.” Released to critical praise, Brooklyn Veganproclaimed, “the kind of raw, no-nonsense country that should appeal to people whose taste in country veers towards Willie Nelson, John Prine, and Townes Van Zandt. There’s nothing too fancy or too pop about it, but it’s not retro either. It’s just great songwriting,” while Americana Highways declared, “Cordero’s lyrics waste no time cutting right to the heart… the musicianship from Flatland Cavalry band members elevates each tune.”
Known for their electric live shows, the band will continue to tour through this fall including upcoming dates with Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis and Parker McCollum. See below for complete tour itinerary.
Based in both Texas and Nashville, Flatland Cavalry is 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).
Since their 2015 debut, Flatland Cavalry has released two EPs and three full-length studio albums, including their latest, 2021’s Welcome to Countryland. Of the record, The Wall Street Journal praised, “a clear musical point of view, original melodies, mature confidence in portraying romantic matters, and increasingly fresh, distinctive lyrics…a straightforward, upbeat electrified country-rock band,” while Rolling Stone declared, “Flatland Cavalry are promising to make days a little brighter wherever they go.” With the release, the band earned two #1 singles at Texas Country Radio (“Gettin’ By” and “A Cowboy Knows How”) and has garnered over 290 million streams across platforms to date.
FLATLAND CAVALRY CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
August 26—Alexandria, LA—Bulls, Bands & Barrels
September 7—Columbus, OH—Kemba LIVE!§
September 8—Sandwich, IL—Sandwich Fair§
September 9—Green Bay, WI—Resch Center§
September 15—Pryor, OK—Born and Raised Festival
September 16—Waco, TX—The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill
September 22—Dallas, TX—The Factory In Deep Ellum
September 23—Amarillo, TX—Starlight Ranch Event Center
September 26—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre#
September 29—Corpus Christi, TX—Brewster Street Ice House
September 30—Pasadena, TX—Pasadena Livestock Show
October 5—Bakersfield, CA—The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater
October 6—Monterey, CA—Rebels and Renegades Music Festival
October 7—Stateline, NV—Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
October 8—Paradise, CA—Paradise Performing Arts Center
October 11—Flagstaff, AZ—Orpheum Theater
October 12—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre
October 13—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre‡
October 14—Los Angeles, CA—YouTube Theater‡
October 19—Austin, TX—Moody Theater
October 20—Fort Smith, AR—Temple Live
October 21—College Station, TX—Live at the Station Festival
November 10—Norman, OK—Riverwind Casino
April 1-5, 2024—Miami, FL—The Last Resort Cruise
‡supporting Parker McCollum
§supporting Jordan Davis
#supporting Lainey Wilson