Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind is the debut studio album by British singer Anne-Marie, released on 27 April 2018 by Major Tom's and Asylum Records.[3] Anne-Marie announced the album on 21 February 2018 and it was made available for pre-order two days later.[4][5] The album was preceded by the release of six singles and features collaborations with Marshmello, Clean Bandit, David Guetta and Sean Paul.

Speak Your Mind
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Studio album by
Released27 April 2018
Genre
Length42:08
Label
Producer
Anne-Marie chronology
Karate
(2015)
Speak Your Mind
(2018)
Singles from Speak Your Mind
  1. "Alarm"
    Released: 20 May 2016
  2. "Ciao Adios"
    Released: 10 February 2017
  3. "Heavy"
    Released: 22 September 2017
  4. "Then"
    Released: 15 December 2017
  5. "Friends"
    Released: 9 February 2018
  6. "2002"
    Released: 20 April 2018[2]
  7. "Perfect to Me"
    Released: 2 November 2018

BackgroundEdit

Talking to Polish pop culture magazine Luvpop about the album's title, Anne-Marie said: "I just feel like that's what I did on the album. I'm not a shy person anyway, I speak my mind a lot and I am not... I don't hold anything in, I am honest with people and open. And I've just feel that's what I've been like on this album, so it kinda makes sense."[6]

SinglesEdit

"Alarm" was released as the lead single from Speak Your Mind on 20 May 2016.[7] The single became Anne-Marie's first major worldwide hit, peaking at No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart.[8] The single additionally reached the top 20 in as Australia and Scotland, as well as the top 40 in seven countries.[9][10] It was certified Platinum in the UK, Australia, and Poland,[11][12][13] and Gold in the US and Canada.[14][15] The music video for the song, also released on 20 May 2016, was directed by Malia James and filmed in Mexico City. It is loosely inspired by Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film Romeo + Juliet.[16]

"Ciao Adios" was released as the second official single on 10 February 2017. The single became her first top ten hit in the UK, reaching No. 9, while also reaching the top ten in Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, and Scotland.[17] The single had moderate success elsewhere. The "Ciao Adios" music video was released on 9 March 2017 on YouTube and features Anne-Marie with her girl gang dancing in Marrakech, Morocco with plenty of colors.[18]

"Heavy" was released on 22 September 2017 as the third single from the record.[19] It failed to replicate the success of "Alarm" and "Ciao Adios", reaching the top 40 in the UK, and only charting in a couple other territories.[20] The music video for "Heavy" was released on 16 October 2017.[21] "Then" was released on 15 December 2017 as the fourth single.[22] The single reached No. 87 in the UK charts.[23]

"Friends", a collaboration with American DJ Marshmello, was released as the fifth single on 9 February 2018.[24] It reached the top ten in the UK, Ireland, and Hungary, as well as the top forty in twelve countries.[25][26][27] The song additionally became Anne-Marie's first US Billboard Hot 100 entry as a lead artist, where it peaked at no. 11.[28] The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, was released on 16 February 2018. In the visual, Anne-Marie and a group of female friends host a house party. Marshmello keeps avoiding being asked to leave. However, as Anne-Marie attempts to kick him out, he keeps finding ways to get back into the house, which annoys Anne-Marie and her friends.[29]

"2002" was released as the sixth single on 20 April 2018.[30][31] The song debuted at number 8 in the United Kingdom, becoming Anne-Marie's fourth UK top 10 hit, before later climbing to number three, making it Anne-Marie's highest-charting song as a lead artist.[32] It also reached the top ten in Ireland, Scotland, and Australia.[33][34][35] A remixed version of "Perfect" retitled "Perfect to Me" was released as a single on 2 November 2018.[36] It has reached number 57 in the United Kingdom.[37]

On 21 October 2016, a stripped version of "Peak" was released. It later became the main version of the song, and was included on Speak Your Mind as the first promotional single.[38]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.1/10[39]
Metacritic62/100[40]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [41]
Clash6/10[1]
The Independent     [42]
NME     [43]
The Observer     [44]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Speak Your Mind has an average score of 62 based on eight reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[40]

Track listingEdit

Standard edition and vinyl[45]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Cry"3:35
2."Ciao Adios"
  • Nicholson
  • Decilveo
  • Mason Levy
  • Tom Meredith
  • Meredith
  • MdL
3:19
3."Alarm"3:25
4."Trigger"
  • Loco
  • Moon Willis[b]
3:13
5."Then"
  • Nicholson
  • Mac
  • Wroldsen
Mac3:34
6."Perfect"
  • Nicholson
  • Decilveo
  • Levi Lennox
  • Decilveo
  • Lennox
3:53
7."Friends" (with Marshmello)
Marshmello3:22
8."Bad Girlfriend"
  • Monson
3:26
9."Heavy"
2:52
10."2002"Mac3:06
11."Can I Get Your Number"
  • Nicholson
  • Decilveo
  • Thomas Barnes
  • Peter Kelleher
  • Benjamin Kohn
3:20
12."Machine"
  • Geiger
  • Zach Nicita
4:07
Total length:41:11
Deluxe edition (digital download)[46]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Breathing Fire"
  • Nicholson
  • Mac
  • Wroldsen[47]
Mac3:54
14."Some People"
  • Nicholson
  • Decilveo
  • Fred Ball
Ball3:11
15."Used to Love You"
4:09
16."Peak" 3:46
17."Rockabye" (Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie)
4:11
Total length:61:22
Deluxe edition (digital re-release)[49]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Breathing Fire"
  • Nicholson
  • Mac
  • Wroldsen[47]
Mac3:54
14."Some People"
  • Nicholson
  • Decilveo
  • Ball
Ball3:11
15."Used to Love You"
  • Smith
  • Lostboy
  • Manson
  • Decilveo[b]
4:09
16."Peak" 3:46
17."Rockabye" (Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie)
4:11
18."Don't Leave Me Alone" (David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie)
  • Guetta
  • Lotus IV
3:03
Total length:64:25
Deluxe edition (CD)[50]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Breathing Fire"
  • Nicholson
  • Mac
  • Wroldsen
Mac3:54
14."Some People"
  • Nicholson
  • Decilveo
  • Ball
Ball3:11
15."Used to Love You"
  • Nicholson
  • Fraser T Smith
  • Smith
  • Lostboy
  • Manson
  • Decilveo[b]
4:09
16."Rockabye" (Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie)
  • Jack Patterson
  • Mac
  • Wroldsen
  • Ammar Malik
  • Sean Paul Henriques
  • Jack Patterson
  • Mark Ralph
  • Mac
4:11
Japan bonus tracks[51]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Peak" (Stripped)
  • Nicholson
  • Ellis
  • Dockrill
 3:43
14."Karate[a]"
  • Nicholson
  • Dockrill
  • Ellis
Ellis3:25

Notes

PersonnelEdit

Credits for Speak Your Mind adapted from AllMusic. [52]

Performers and VocalsEdit

  • Anne-Marie – primary artist, vocals (all tracks)
  • Jennifer Decilveo – background vocals (tracks 1, 6, 11), synthesizer (tracks 1, 6, 11), drum programming (tracks 1, 11), keyboards (tracks 1, 6, 11)
  • Tom Meredith – guitar, bass, keyboards, synth and drum programming (track 2)
  • MdL – guitar, bass, keyboards, synth and drum programming (track 2)
  • Chris Laws – drums (tracks 3, 5, 10)
  • Amir Amor – drums (track 3)
  • Steve Mac – keyboards (tracks 3, 5, 10)
  • Paul Gendler – guitars (track 3)
  • Thomas Foley – additional drum programming and keyboards (track 3)
  • Shane Tremlin – additional drum programming and keyboards (track 3)
  • Emily Warren – background vocals (track 4)
  • Daniel 'D Rock' Hutchinson – electric guitar (track 4)
  • Chris Loco – keyboards, percussion (track 4)
  • John Paricelli – guitar (tracks 5, 10)
  • Levi Lennox – keyboard (track 6)
  • Geo – cello (track 6)
  • Nick Monson – keyboards (track 8)
  • Mark Nilan – keyboards (track 8)
  • Jason Pebworth – keyboards (track 9)
  • Jon Shave – keyboards (track 9)
  • Nana Rogues – keyboards, bass (track 9)
  • Jonathan White – keyboards, guitar, bass (track 9)
  • MNEK – keyboards (track 9)
  • Team Salut – guitar (track 9)
  • Ed Sheeran – guitar (track 10)
  • Tom Barnes – drums (track 11)
  • Pete Kelleher – keyboard (track 11)
  • Ben Kohn – bass and guitar (track 11)
  • Teddy Geigerkeys (track 12)
  • Zach Nicita – keys (track 12)
  • Ilsey Juber – guitars (track 12)
  • Brad Ellis – piano, percussion, bass (tracks 13, 14(Japanese bonus)), strings (track 13(Japanese bonus)), synths (track 14(Japanese bonus))

ProductionEdit

  • Jennifer Decilveo – production (tracks 1, 6)
  • Tom Meredith – production, vocal production (track 2)
  • MdL – production (track 2)
  • Steve Mac – production (tracks 3, 5, 10)
  • Amir Amor – additional production (track 3)
  • Chris Loco – production (track 4)
  • Moon Willis – additional production (track 4)
  • Levi Lennox – production (track 6)
  • Marshmello – production (track 7)
  • Nick Monson – production (track 8)
  • The Invisible Men – production (track 9)
  • Nana Rogues – production (track 9)
  • Jonathan White – production (track 9)
  • MNEK – additional production (track 9)
  • Team Salut – additional production (track 9)
  • Cameron Gower Poole – additional vocal production (track 9)
  • TMS – production (track 11)
  • Sam Klempner – additional production (track 11)
  • Teddy Geiger – production (track 12)
  • Zach Nicita – production (track 12)
  • Brad Ellis – production (Japanese bonus tracks 13 and 14)

TechnicalEdit

  • Geoff Swan – mixing (tracks 1, 8, 12 )
  • Jennifer Decilveo – engineering, programming (tracks 1, 6 )
  • Phil Tan – mixing (tracks 2-4, 6, 9)
  • Bill Zimmerman – assistant engineering (tracks 2-4, 6, 9)
  • Tom Meredith – vocal recording (track 2)
  • Cameron Gower Poole – additional vocal recording (tracks 2, 9), engineering (tracks 4, 7 and 8)
  • Dann Pursey – engineering (tracks 3, 5, 10)
  • Chris Laws – engineering (tracks 3, 5, 10), programming (track 3)
  • Chris Loco – programming and recording (track 4)
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing (tracks 5, 7, 10)
  • Marshmello – programming (track 7)
  • Benjamin Rice – engineering (track 8)
  • Nick Monson – programming (track 8)
  • Mark Nilan – programming (track 8)
  • MNEK – vocal recording and programming (track 9)
  • Jon Shave – programming (track 9)
  • George Astasio – programming (track 9)
  • Dylan Cooper – programming (track 9)
  • Nana Rogues – programming(track 9)
  • Jonathan White – programming (track 9)
  • Fabian Lenssen – mixing (track 11)
  • Chris Bishop – additional vocal engineering (track 11)
  • Tom Barnes – programming (track 11)
  • Sam Klempner – programming (track 11)
  • Teddy Geiger – engineering and programming (track 12)
  • Zach Nicita – programming (track 12)
  • Brad Ellis – mixing (Japanese bonus tracks 13) and programming (Japanese bonus tracks 14)
  • Lexxx – mixing (Japanese bonus tracks 14)
  • David Emery – mixing (Japanese bonus tracks 14)

ArtworkEdit

  • Michael Furlong – photography
  • Sam Nicholson – doodle artwork
  • Baby – design

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[82] Platinum 80,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[83] Gold 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[85] Gold 190,683[84]
United States (RIAA)[86] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

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