Sophistication – this particular kind of sophistication – is missing from pop now. “Fly the ocean in a silver plane / See the jungle when it’s wet with rain” – Stafford’s lover can tour the world but he can never get away, and Stafford sounds so coolly unconcerned that you know she knows he knows he wouldn’t want to. The orchestra vamps behind her with a similar restraint. It’s a lovely tune and a decent performance, but Stafford’s voice is a bit too forceful and plummy – the song needs something deceptively flimsy, and Stafford on this showing can do sensible but not seductive. 6

Score: 6

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