(2018) Speak Your Mind

Anne-Marie

... read moreEnglish singer/songwriter Anne-Marie's debut effort, Speak Your Mind, compiles her early hit singles -- from as early as 2016 -- alongside a fresh batch of stylish, slickly produced dance-pop. Like contemporaries Jess Glynne, Zara Larsson, and Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie is also a graduate of the Rihanna...

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01:03′:36″ 18 Songs

1
Cry
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3:36
2
Ciao Adios
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3:20
3
Alarm
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3:26
4
Trigger
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3:13
5
Then
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3:34
6
Perfect
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3:54
7
Friends
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3:25
8
Bad Girlfriend
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3:26
9
Heavy
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2:53
10
2002
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3:07
11
Can I Get Your Number
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3:20
12
Machine
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4:07
13
Breathing Fire
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3:55
14
Some People
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3:11
15
Used To Love You
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4:09
16
Peak (Stripped)
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3:46
17
Rockabye (Feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)
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4:10
18
Don't Leave Me Alone (Feat. Anne-Marie)
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3:04
Released 27 April 2018, 2018 Major Tom's / Asylum Records, a division of Warner Music UK Limited with the exception of tracks 3 and 13 ℗ 2015, track 17 ℗ 2016 and tracks 2, 5, 9 ℗ 2017 Major Tom's / Asylum Records, a d

Review

English singer/songwriter Anne-Marie's debut effort, Speak Your Mind, compiles her early hit singles -- from as early as 2016 -- alongside a fresh batch of stylish, slickly produced dance-pop. Like contemporaries Jess Glynne, Zara Larsson, and Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie is also a graduate of the Rihanna and Sia school of R&B-influenced pop. While that timeless quality of truly great pop is hampered through its adherence to the sonic Zeitgeist of the late 2010s, Speak Your Mind is nonetheless catchy, ebullient, and fun. In addition to standout singles "Ciao Adios," "Alarm," and "Friends" -- her international hit collaboration with EDM producer Marshmello -- the album also includes the singles "Then," "Heavy," and "2002," a nostalgic gem co-penned with Ed Sheeran and Julia Michaels that interpolates lyrics from late-'90s pop hits in its chorus. Of the previously unreleased offerings, Anne-Marie draws upon the spirit of Charli XCX for the slinky cool, trap-peppered kiss-off "Bad Girlfriend" while allowing her vocals to shine in a rare moment of vulnerability with "Perfect," a take-me-as-I-am girl-power anthem. These confident, empowering statements abound on the album, endearing in their confidence and refusal to be beaten by failed relationships and disappointing suitors. As her first official salvo into the pop arena, Speak Your Mind hints at an enticing amount of potential for Anne-Marie and her engaging vocals. ~ Neil Z. Yeung