have traveled to many places around the world and found that
there is love on the inside of a lot of people, places and
things. Most recently, however, I have found that the love
seeping out of Nashville comes in the form of a new CD.
Through catchy melodies and deep, clever lyrics, Sugarland
finds Love On the Inside of their brand new album.
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have put
together a perfect blend of ballads as well as uptempo and
midtempo songs on Love On the Inside. This
arrangement of incredible tunes, which were penned by
Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush and several remarkable
co-writers, is inspiring.
Listening closely to the lyrics on each
individual song, I find myself wanting to start each song
over once it is finished, just to catch one more part that I
missed. I guess it is similar to watching a movie. When you
see it the second time, you catch something that you missed
the first time around. There is so much packed into each
line of the lyrics, it will astonish you.
The dating game is laid on the line with
“Take Me As I Am.” To sum it up, you either like me or you
don’t, but I am not going to change just for you.
Two live recordings, “Come And Get Higher”
and “Life In A Northern Town,” which has been made into a
video and televised, are included toward the end.
“We Run,” “Genevieve” and “Already Gone” are
quick and addicting while the lyrics in “Very Last Country
Song” and “Fall Into Me” are almost as deep as “What I’d
Give,” which you will not want to miss.
Sugarland found a way to turn a quite
depressing, yet unique song into a slightly more tolerable
cut. It’s not slow; it’s a midtempo song but still carries
the heartbreaking message.
I have known several people, myself included,
who have found it hard to let go of someone who does not
treat them the way they should, especially in a
relationship. Each line of “Wishing” admits that in such a
way that people going through this will find comfort.
There's those times
Its gotta be you
I keep telling myself I'm moving on
But I'm stumbling
Believing my heart was strong enough
And now I'm wondering
But every step that I talk that leads me away
Just circles back to your door
Wishing that I didn't love you anymore”
If I said I hadn’t listened to “It Happens” several hundred
times, I’d be lying. This is one of the catchiest, while
still well-thought out, songs that I have heard in a while.
I almost feel as if a review of this album is
like ruining the ending of a good movie. It’s one of those
things you just have to hear for yourself. If you plan on
purchasing one country album this year, make it this one.
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