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Fire Within
FireWithin
Studio album by Birdy
Released 16 September 2013
Recorded 2012–13
Genre
  • Indie folk 
  • indie pop
Length 56:37
Label
  • 14th Floor 
  • Atlantic
Producer
  • Jim Abbiss 
  • Rich Costey 
  • Alex H. N. Gilbert (also exec) 
  • Jake Gosling 
  • John Hill 
  • Ben Lovett 
  • Jamie Muhoberac 
  • Eric Rosse 
  • Fraser T Smith 
  • Ryan Tedder 
  • Dan Wilson 
  • Greg Wells
Birdy chronology
Birdy – Artist Lounge EP

(2013)

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 201

Fire Within is the second studio album by Birdy. It was first released on 16 September 2013 by Atlantic Records. It is her first album of primarily original songs, as her eponymous debut album consisted mostly 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 entitled Breathe on 24 September 2013.

Critical reception Edit

Fire Within received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted meanrating 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".

Track listing Edit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Wings"  
  • Jasmine van den Bogaerde
  • Ryan Tedder
  • Rich Costey 
  • Tedder
4:12
2. "Heart of Gold"   Van den Bogaerde
  • Costey 
  • John Hill[a]
  • Eric Rosse[a]
3:34
3. "Light Me Up"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Kid Harpoon
  • Costey 
  • Hill[a]
4:15
4. "Words as Weapons"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Tedder
Tedder 3:59
5. "All You Never Say"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Dan Wilson
Jim Abbiss 4:38
6. "Strange Birds"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Sia Furler 
  • Ariel Rechtshaid
  • Abbiss 
  • Alex H. N. Gilbert[b]
3:03
7. "Maybe"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Wilson
  • Abbiss 
  • Wilson[a]
3:14
8. "No Angel"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Ben Lovett
Abbiss 4:03
9. "All About You"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Wilson
  • Abbiss 
  • Costey[a]
4:37
10. "Standing in the Way of the Light"  
  • Van den Bogaerde 
  • Fraser T Smith
Smith 4:04
11. "Shine"   Van den Bogaerde Abbiss 4:04
Total length: 43:43
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies a strings producer

Charts Edit

Weekly charts Edit

Chart (2013–14) Peak

position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 7
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[18] 31
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[19] 3
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[20] 48
French Albums (SNEP)[21] 4
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[22] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[23] 6
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[25] 73
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[26] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[27] 30
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[28] 18
Scottish Albums (OCC)[29] 9
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[30] 41
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[31] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[32] 8
US Billboard 200[33] 24
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[34] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[35] 5
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[36] 1

Year-end charts Edit

Chart (2013) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[37] 33
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[38] 25
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[39] 66
French Albums (SNEP)[40] 54
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[41] 72
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[42] 54
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[43] 34
Chart (2014) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[44] 44
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[45] 68
French Albums (SNEP)[46] 195
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[47] 82
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[48] 81
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[49] 46

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[50] Gold 7,500x
France (SNEP)[51] Platinum 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[52] Gold 100,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[53] Gold 3,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[54] Gold 10,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[55] Silver 60,000^
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