Another's Arms

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"Another's Arms"
Song by Coldplay
from the album Ghost Stories
StudioThe Bakery and The Beehive (London, England)
Genre
Length3:54
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

"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.[2][3] The song contains a vocal sample from "Silver Chord" by Jane Weaver.

Reception[edit]

Billboard writer Jason Lipshutz called "Another's Arms" "a songwriting gem", although he found the arrangement "flat".[2] Josh Modell of The A.V. Club felt that it was "undercooked",[4] while Consequence of Sound's Josh Terry said that the song was the "most well-crafted offering" of Ghost Stories.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from Ghost Stories liner notes.[3]

Coldplay
Additional musicians
  • John Metcalfe – strings arrangement, conductor
Technical personnel
  • Paul Epworth – production
  • Coldplay – production
  • Daniel Green – production
  • Rik Simpson – production
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing
  • Geoff Swan – assistant mixing
  • Mike Dean – "extra magic" [sic]
  • Madeon – "extra magic"
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Olga Fitzroy – engineering
  • Matt Wiggins – engineering
  • Jaime Sickora – engineering
  • Chris Owens – engineering
  • Joe Visciano – engineering
  • Tom Bailey – additional studio assistance
  • Fiona Cruickshank – additional studio assistance
  • Nicolas Essig – additional studio assistance
  • Jeff Gartenbaum – additional studio assistance
  • Christian Green – additional studio assistance
  • Joseph Hartwell Jones – additional studio assistance
  • Pablo Hernandez – additional studio assistance
  • Neil Lambert – additional studio assistance
  • Matt McGinn – additional studio assistance
  • Adam Miller – additional studio assistance
  • Roxy Pope – additional studio assistance
  • John Prestage – additional studio assistance
  • Bill Rahko – additional studio assistance
  • Kyle Stevens – additional studio assistance
  • Dave Holmes – management

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[6] 83
Indonesia (Music Weekly Asia)[7] 25
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 74
Italy (FIMI)[9] 30
Malaysia (Music Weekly Asia)[10] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 52
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Idolator - Ghost Stories by Coldplay". 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Ghost Stories (booklet). Coldplay. Parlophone. 2014. 825646299133.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Terry, Josh (15 May 2014). "Album Review: Coldplay – Ghost Stories". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Coldplay – Another's Arms" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Top 30 Singles Chart Indonesia". Music Weekly Asia. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 21, 2014". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  9. ^ "FIMI – Classifiche – Top Digital – Classifica settimanale WK 21 del 2014". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (in Italian). Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Top 30 Singles Chart Malaysia". Music Weekly Asia. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Coldplay – Another's Arms". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Coldplay: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 May 2014.

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