Brand New Day Maybe Sting should consider relocating from the Hamptons to Nashville, seeing how this is his second album in a row where the standout is a… Brand New Day Maybe Sting should consider relocating from the Hamptons to Nashville, seeing how this is his second album in a row where the standout is a… Sting
Music Review

Brand New Day (1999)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Sting

Maybe Sting should consider relocating from the Hamptons to Nashville, seeing how this is his second album in a row where the standout is a putative country song — albeit a mini-epic one that shifts to gospel-jazz in 9/8 time halfway through. ''Fill Her Up'' is one of only a couple songs to have an immediately discernible pulse. For all the tricky time signatures, the world-beat New Age noir of Brand New Day offers plenty of passing harmonic pleasures and not much overt passion, good enough if you like your aural wallpaper measured out in shifting meters.

Originally posted Oct 01, 1999 Published in issue #505 Oct 01, 1999 Order article reprints