I was wrong about Jake Owen.
Halfway through his first album I wasn’t really sure where Jake’s career would go. I thought he might fizzle out with maybe a couple more hits. Now it’s the end of 2012 and Jake is a legitimate headliner on the rise in country music.
Jake made a big change for his third record. He took in outside songs and simply looked for the best songs. He co-wrote only one song on the album. That song did recently go number one so let’s not discount Jake the songwriter. He still has the chops.
Now Jake is moving on to the fourth single from the record and it’s another good one.
Anywhere With You – Jake Owen
The themes on this record are young love and living life to the fullest each day. It makes sense for where Jake seems to be in his life right now. Just a couple years ago when the album was released Jake was in his late 20s and loving life. The songs reflected that and reflected it well. People have connected and it’s made Jake a huge star.
This song is very much the same way. It’s about young love and the narrator in the song is willing to do anything and go anywhere with the one he loves. It’s a great feeling and one I can relate to right now in life. You have someone you love and really there is nothing holding you back at all. You feel like you can go anywhere and take over the world.
This single should be a smash hit. I think it’s a great end to this record.
What will be interesting is the content on Jake’s next record. He’s married now and has become a father. That should make for a nice transition in the song choices for next year’s record.
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 82/100
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