This is a difficult single to review. One the one hand: ’Setting Sun’ is undoubtedly beautiful. Juanita’s voice swoops through the melody like Kate Bush on a heady Valium and Butter Cup Syrup cocktail, and the track builds and falls like a_ Dog Man Star_ waltzer.
On the other: it sounds like The Cardigans covering Lush, circa 1994. The lyrics are indistinguishable, and the lisping vocal style becomes just a tiny bit grating after one too many listens. Plus, the production gloss has wrested any of the howling passion from the track, rendering it ultimately as soulless as Life.