Midland Is Paying Homage to Their Honky Tonk Heroes in “Mr. Lonely”
Since bursting onto the scene with “Drinkin’ Problem” in 2016, Midland has been one of the best things to happen to country music. Their sound and style is distinct, somehow perfectly toeing the line between retro and modern. While their schtick could easily become hokey, the trio has managed to avoid that pitfall by continuously releasing good music.
That trend continues today (3/29) with the release of “Mr. Lonely.” According to the band, “This song pays homage to our honkytonk heroes. It’s balls to the wall country honkytonk rock ‘n’ roll. It’s about having fun and it’s not meant to be taken too seriously, except for on the dance floor.” Midland co-wrote the song with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. It’ll hit country radio on April 15.
“Mr. Lonely” is an ode to the man you call for a good time, and it’s a toe-tapping tune that is sure to be played in country bars forever. If you’ve got a broken heart, Mr. Lonely is there to pick up the pieces and show you a good time. The trio harmonizes about the character, singing, “So if you got a girl you better treat her right/ You better never tell a lie, you better never start a fight/ ‘Cause when she hangs up on you, guess who’s on the other line? / It’s never hard to find/ Mr. Lonely, Mr. Good time/ Mr. One you gonna want on a Saturday night.”
The video for “Mr. Lonely” was filmed on the set of The Ranch, at Netflix Studios. The track is the first single off their upcoming album, due out later this year.
You can learn more about Mr. Lonely at https://www.callmrlonely.com/. To keep up with Midland, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
“Mr. Lonely” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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