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Trio Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, and Cameron Duddy, otherwise known as Midland, have helped revive the honky tonk sound that many country fans have been longing to hear the past couple decades and they’re continuing to do so with their latest single “Mr. Lonely.”
On the group’s Instagram, they said that this new single “pays homage to some of our musical heroes with it’s scootin’ rhythm and guitar driven “Friday Night” dancehall sound. It’s balls to the wall country, honky tonk rock ‘n’ roll that’s serious bout getting you off your barstool and up on the dance floor.” The initial guitar riff will remind many of Dwight Yoakam’s 1993 single “Fast As You,” giving fans hope that real honky tonk music is still out there. To promote the new single, they created an Instagram profile ran by Mr. Lonely himself and even gave him a phone number. Fans can of course call or text the one and only Mr. Lonely at 512-648-6364 for a surprise. (seriously, do it. It’s cool).
Midland will be traveling all over the country on their Electric Rodeo tour as well as opening for the king himself, George Strait on June 8th in Columbus, Ohio. Follow Midland on Instagram (@Midland) and Twitter (@MidlandOfficial). Download “Mr. Lonely” on anywhere music is streamed!