Cold Arms

Album: Wilder Mind (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Over barebones electric guitar, Marcus Mumford sings here of a relationship left "all torn up" by something he said. Mumford bass player Ted Dwayne told the story of the song to The Music.com: "The writing of that felt pretty swift; it came together quite naturally," he said. "It used to be a really big song, we layered heaps of stuff over it, and we basically took stuff away and away and away until it was just the harmonies."
  • The recording that you hear on Wilder Mind was the band's first take.

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