Surrender (Hurts album)


Surrender is the third studio album by English synth-pop duo Hurts. It was released on 9 October 2015 by Columbia Records. The album spawned the singles "Some Kind of Heaven", "Rolling Stone", "Lights", "Slow", and "Wish". Surrender debuted at number 12 on the UK Albums Chart, selling 5,636 copies in its first week.[16]

Surrender
Studio album by
Released9 October 2015 (2015-10-09)
GenreSynth-pop[1]
Length33:20
LabelColumbia
Producer
Hurts chronology
Exile
(2013)
Surrender
(2015)
Desire
(2017)
Singles from Surrender
  1. "Some Kind of Heaven"
    Released: 28 May 2015[2]
  2. "Rolling Stone"
    Released: 17 July 2015[3]
  3. "Lights"
    Released: 14 August 2015[4]
  4. "Slow"
    Released: 11 September 2015[5]
  5. "Wish"
    Released: 7 October 2015[6]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic61/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[8]
Clash4/10[9]
DIY[10]
Drowned in Sound4/10[11]
The Guardian[1]
musicOMH[12]
NME4/5[13]
PopMatters[14]
Q[15]

Track listing


No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Surrender"Hurts1:18
2."Some Kind of Heaven"
Quant3:18
3."Why"
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
  • Quant
Quant3:27
4."Nothing Will Be Bigger than Us"
  • Price
  • Quant
4:02
5."Rolling Stone"
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
  • Quant
Quant3:41
6."Lights"Rechtshaid3:29
7."Slow"
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
  • Mathieu Jomphe
  • Billboard
  • Quant
3:29
8."Kaleidoscope"
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
Price3:04
9."Wings"
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
  • Quant
Quant3:45
10."Wish"
Hurts3:31
Deluxe edition bonus tracks[17]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
11."Perfect Timing"
Hurts3:04
12."Weight of the World"
Quant3:46
13."Policewoman"
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
  • Martin Forslund
  • Hurts
  • Forslund
4:45
Japanese edition bonus tracks[18]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."S.O.S."
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
  • Hoffman
 3:38
15."Some Kind of Heaven" (Thin White Duke Remix)
  • Hutchcraft
  • Anderson
  • Quant
  • Quant
  • Thin White Duke[a]
5:38

Notes

  • ^a signifies a remixer

Personnel


Credits adapted from the liner notes of the deluxe edition of Surrender.[19]

Hurts

  • Hurts – production (tracks 1, 10, 11, 13)
  • Theo Hutchcraft – vocals (all tracks); programming (tracks 1–5, 7–13)
  • Adam Anderson – guitar, keyboards (tracks 1–5, 8–13); programming (tracks 1–5, 7–13); synthesiser (tracks 1–6, 8–13)

Additional personnel

  • Malin Abrahamsson – mixing engineering (tracks 1, 2, 9, 13)
  • Ken Berglund – engineering (tracks 2, 9)
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering engineering (tracks 1, 3–13)
  • Martin Forslund – engineering (tracks 2–5, 7, 9, 12, 13); production (track 13)
  • Lael Goldberg – bass guitar (tracks 8, 11)
  • Jennifer Götvall – mixing engineering (tracks 1, 2, 9, 13)
  • Matty Green – mixing engineering (tracks 1, 2, 9, 13)
  • Mathieu Jomphe – production, programming (track 7)
  • Jon von Letcher – guitar, programming (track 2)
  • Paulo Mendonça – bass guitar, guitar (track 3)
  • Stuart Price – guitar, keyboards, production, programming, synthesiser (tracks 4, 8)
  • Jonas Quant – production (tracks 2–5, 7, 9, 12)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineering, production (track 6)
  • Emily Rumbles – mastering engineering (track 11)
  • Karianne Rundqvist – mixing engineering (tracks 1, 2, 9, 13)
  • Tina Sunnero – mixing engineering (tracks 1, 2, 9, 13)
  • Jack Tarrant – engineering (tracks 1–3, 10, 13)
  • Ursine Vulpine – strings (tracks 1, 2, 12)

Charts


Chart (2015-2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[20] 57
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 39
Croatian Albums (HDU)[24] 46
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[25] 12
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[26] 30
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[27] 13
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[28] 8
Irish Albums (IRMA)[29] 48
Italian Albums (FIMI)[30] 42
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[31] 122
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[32] 9
Scottish Albums (OCC)[33] 12
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[34] 97
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[35] 55
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[36] 47
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[37] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[38] 12

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