Fire Within (album)

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Fire Within
Birdy - Fire Within.png
Studio album by
Released16 September 2013 (2013-09-16)
Recorded2012–13
Genre
Length43:43
Label
Producer
Birdy chronology
Birdy
(2011)
Fire Within
(2013)
Breathe
(2013)
Singles from Fire Within
  1. "Wings"
    Released: 29 July 2013
  2. "No Angel"
    Released: 23 September 2013
  3. "Light Me Up"
    Released: 23 February 2014
  4. "Words as Weapons"
    Released: 14 April 2014

Fire Within is the second studio album by English musician Birdy, released on 16 September 2013 by Atlantic Records. It is her first album of predominantly original compositions, as her eponymous debut album consisted largely of covers.

In North America, Fire Within was released on 3 June 2014. Prior to that, several album tracks and live versions of past songs were released as a US-only EP titled Breathe on 24 September 2013.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Contactmusic.com4/5 stars[5]
Daily Echo9/10[6]
Digital Spy3/5 stars[7]
Hot Press3.5/5 stars[8]
The Independent3/5 stars[9]
Mail & Guardian3/5 stars[10]
musicOMH3/5 stars[11]
PopMatters7/10 stars[12]
Time Out London3/5 stars[13]

Fire Within received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 66, based on seven reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Wings"
4:12
2."Heart of Gold"Van den Bogaerde3:34
3."Light Me Up"
4:15
4."Words as Weapons"
  • Van den Bogaerde
  • Tedder
Tedder3:59
5."All You Never Say"
Jim Abbiss4:38
6."Strange Birds"
  • Abbiss
  • Alex H. N. Gilbert[b]
3:03
7."Maybe"
  • Van den Bogaerde
  • Wilson
  • Abbiss
  • Wilson[a]
3:14
8."No Angel"
Abbiss4:03
9."All About You"
  • Van den Bogaerde
  • Wilson
  • Abbiss
  • Costey[a]
4:37
10."Standing in the Way of the Light"
Smith4:04
11."Shine"Van den BogaerdeAbbiss4:04
Total length:43:43
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies a strings producer

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[51] Gold 7,500*
France (SNEP)[52] Platinum 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[53] Gold 100,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[54] Gold 3,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[55] Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[56] Gold 103,786[57]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Engineer - Smith Carlson[58]


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