Sugarland have just shared a stripped-down version of Peter Gabriel’s “Come Talk to Me” on a recent episode of their YouTube series, Trailer Sessions.
The cover, which they performed during their recent summer reunion tour, puts a more sentimental spin on the 1992 pop rock hit. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush’s arrangement is much simpler than the original. There are no bagpipes, synths or drums here—just Nettle wielding an acoustic guitar and Bush on the mandolin. It’s the perfect setting as the pair get to show off their perfect harmony, impressive vocals and undeniable chemistry.
“We rediscovered [the song] in a new way,” Nettles says at the beginning of the clip. “In a sense that right now, the lyrics—where we’re at within our culture and within our country—feel super appropriate. Even though we’re online and we’re so super connected, we’re actually disconnected in terms of what real talking and real dialog could be.”
Watch their cover below: