Predictably pristine, ultimately inessential.

Synths sell. That, presumably, was the message that Universal gave to Eliot Paulina ‘Coco’ Sumner when signing her up. Her reggae influences were shorn off like a gap-year student’s dreadlocks and replaced with Klas Ahlund’s peroxide Swedepop stylings, a makeover completed by the presence of electro queen Robyn on ‘Caesar’.

The album was partly written is Sweden so that is understandable, but how she manages to exactly sound like her father Sting when she’s clearly a lady still baffles us. Shifting blame in the third person won’t help. Predictably pristine, ultimately inessential.


Words by Neil Condron



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