Brand New Day

By Ruth Davenport

Intricate lyrics. Hypnotic back-beats. Forays into the weird and wonderful world of alternate musical genres. Just when you thought Sting was all washed up and done for, he comes out with Brand New Day–just because he can. It would be wrong to dismiss Sting’s latest effort as another pawn for adult contemporary radio stations; with such gems as the audio tantra "Desert Rose" and the black humour bluegrass-influenced "Fill Her Up," Brand New Day is not tired, grating or boring. Rather, it is eclectic, cultured and demonstrative of Sting’s continued evolution as a master musician.

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