Single Review: “Life In A Northern Town” by Sugarland with Little Big Town and Jake Owen
As a spin off from their Change For Change tour, Sugarland enlists the help of their tour mates Little Big Town and Jake Owen to remake the 80s top 10 hit from British band The Dream Academy. It might be a huge risk to say this is better than the original, but it is nice to hear a contemporary country version of the song and it fits right in with every artist vocally.
Actually I personally think this group of artists bring out the feeling in the song much better than the original. I have no clue if this will be included on Sugarland’s next album, but I hope it gets a lot of attention at radio all the same. It’s nice to see three new acts all work together on a classic hit and show off not only their own talents, but their respect for each other and their abilities to team up and put an respectable and effective spin on a classic.
What I love most about this song compared to the original is the use of more effective instruments, i.e. the piano, and how all the singers split the lyrics between them all. Every member of Little Big Town gets solos, jake gets his own lines, and Jennifer starts the song while Kristian concludes it and has the honor of singing the songs name in the chorus. The peak of this version is when all the artists team up for the chorus which brings out the enjoyment in it a lot more. As I said it would be risky to say that this is better than the original, but I love a risk or two sometimes so i make the bold statement of saying thet this is the better version.