Like the rest of the world, Flatland Cavalry was grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and forced to hunker down indoors for a while. The West Texas country band used the opportunity to work on their third album, Welcome To Countryland
, which signs off with this track about living in the moment.
Cleto Cordero, the band's singer/guitarist and primary lyricist, credits co-writer Lainey Wilson ("Things A Man Oughta Know
") for providing a positive message in the form of a catchy hook. He told Holler
"It was in the middle of the pandemic and there was a lot of uncertainty for every person on the planet. When Lainey brought that hook, I was able to look at anxiety and depression from afar. I've made it through these bouts of anxieties and depression and I'm still here and, if anything, I'm stronger. That song ended up having a positive message. Let's celebrate life and enjoy the moment, let's enjoy this day. I think it came at the right time for us. I like to think of the song closing the album as a short goodbye as well."