Another's Arms

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"Another's Arms"
Song by Coldplay from the album Ghost Stories
Recorded The Bakery and The Beehive (London, England)
Length 3:54
Label Parlophone, Atlantic
Writer
Producer
Ghost Stories track listing

"Another's Arms" is a song by British rock band Coldplay. It is the sixth track from their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories. It was written, produced and performed by Coldplay, with co-production handled by Daniel Green, Paul Epworth and Rik Simpson. The song debuted at number 70 on the UK Singles Chart, number 74 in Ireland and number 52 in Switzerland.

Composition[edit]

Lasting for three minutes and 54 seconds, "Another's Arms" features an arrangement of guitars, strings, "whooshing keys", "stuttering drums", a "female specter" that "croons in and out of focus", and Chris Martin's lead vocals.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Billboard writer Jason Lipshutz called "Another Arm's" "a songwriting gem", although found the arrangement "flat".[1] Josh Modell of The A.V. Club felt it was "undercooked".[3] Consequence of Sound's said the song was the "most well-crafted offering" of Ghost Stories.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from Ghost Stories liner notes.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[5] 83
Indonesia (Music Weekly Asia)[6] 25
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 74
Malaysia (Music Weekly Asia)[8] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 52
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (14 May 2014). "Coldplay's Haunted 'Ghost Stories' Album: Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ghost Stories (booklet). Coldplay. Parlophone. 2014. 825646299133. 
  3. ^ Modell, Josh (19 May 2014). "Coldplay goes quiet on Ghost Stories, with one terrible, notable exception". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Terry, Josh (15 May 2014). "Album Review: Coldplay – Ghost Stories". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Coldplay – Another's Arms" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Top 30 Singles Chart Indonesia". Music Weekly Asia. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Top 30 Singles Chart Malaysia". Music Weekly Asia. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Coldplay – Another's Arms – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Coldplay" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 May 2014.