Mr. Lonely

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  • This rollicking ode to one night stands finds Midland's frontman Mark Wystrach, guitarist Jess Carson and bassist Cameron Duddy singing about a charming rogue.

    Long live the blues
    They're keeping me in business
    Someone to dance
    Someone to party
    Whatever they need they call me
    Mr. Lonely


    Mr. Lonely is always ready to provide a good time to any women who calls.
  • Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson and bassist Cameron Duddy teamed with Nashville songwriter Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne to pen the song. McAnally and Osborne's other collaborations include Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" and Midland's own "Drinkin' Problem."
  • The music video was directed by Cameron Duddy and his brother Colin. Midland enlisted actor Dennis Quaid to star as the title character who we see pay for his past discretions. The clip was filmed on the set of Netflix series The Ranch, which the group explained is one of their favorite shows.
  • The video was inspired by the golden age of American animation, particularly the cartoons where Wile E. Coyote pursues the Road Runner. "It was just like this Looney Tunes-style music video where we destroyed a whole bar over Dennis Quaid's head," Cameron Duddy explained to ABC Radio.

    "That's essentially what the video treatment was: 'We're gonna beat ya up,'" he continued. "And he (Quaid) showed up and wanted to do all the stunts."
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