Single Review by Mark Bayross
Rolling along on a fuzzy bed of falsetto flourishes and stadium rock bombast, TO DIE FOR has all the makings of a massive chart success – were we still in 1987. Quite why this is becomes a bit clearer on the B-sides, as ballads SO BEAUTIFUL and BACKROOM pull off a canny impression of Sting at his most earnest.
But what can’t be denied is that, as a single, TO DIE FOR does its job. It’s well-written, catchy and polished to perfection, even if has the widescreen sheen of a deodorant commercial.