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How much of Ghost Stories is about Gwyneth?

Discussion in 'Ghost Stories (2014)' started by nathondetroit, Mar 26, 2014.

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  1. Tash

    By:TashMar 29, 2014
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    I read that the media won't be allowed to ask questions about his personal life. But that came from a tabloid.
     
  2. trinest

    By:trinestMar 30, 2014
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    Is Atlus also about this as well? Think about it.
     
  3. Tash

    By:TashMar 30, 2014
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    Atlas was written for Catching Fire.
     
  4. nathondetroit

    By:nathondetroitApr 1, 2014
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    I think the reality here is that every musician puts pieces of their life into their songs. In the case of Coldplay, this has always been indirect and abstract. What's happening now is that we're going to get something slightly more transparent and focused.

    I don't think there's anything wrong with acknowledging this connection. None of us would ever wish misfortune on the band; this is just us as fans carefully grasping the complexity of the new material. So far, my respect for boys has never been higher. This album is powerful.
     
  5. Written In Graffiti

    By:Written In GraffitiApr 1, 2014
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    Pop is a damned good album... I'd rather MX be Coldplay's Pop than their No Line On The Horizon...
     
  6. Nature

    By:NatureApr 1, 2014
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    Always in my Head is about her, thinking about the good times.
     
  7. trinest

    By:trinestApr 2, 2014
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    Yes but what if it has undertones like the rest of the era.
     
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    By:kaisinApr 2, 2014
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    MX is a good album but it's them going in a different direction, maybe it didnt live up to the Coldplay standards that we've come to expect but it has some really good songs in it :)
     
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    By:DieProspektApr 2, 2014
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    Kind of obvious this will be a breakup album, but that's not a bad thing. I think it's the kind of thing Coldplay could do better than most artists/groups.
     
  10. Tash

    By:TashApr 2, 2014
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    The song was inspired by the book/film and written specifically for Catching Fire. So I doubt any of it is about GP.
     
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    By:turin990Apr 28, 2014
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    good point, me too
     
  12. Famous Old Painter

    By:Famous Old PainterApr 28, 2014
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    Well said
     
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    By:PatriceMay 13, 2014
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    Yep, it completely is. This is an incredibly personal album: - "This, I guess, is to tell you you're chosen, out from the rest" This album. Its pretty much a love letter to Gwyneth in my opinion. But, its also about letting love someone go BECAUSE you love them, unconditionally. Even if they've moved on. Its a break up album, sure, but its also about the strength of love, and that love does go on, because if you really love someone you don't want any harm to come from them, which is why A Sky Full of Stars and Fly On, are so beautiful. He's realised that hey, Gwyneth is gone, but he's also realised, I still love her and I always will, so I want her to know that. I can keep going. "You're amazing, and I need to improve a bit". So lovely. Ahhh. There were moments where I felt like I was intruding into someone's private life, but by the end, I just wanted to give Chris a hug and say how proud I am of him.

    aahhhh, gotta love him. Personally, I don't know how Gwyneth hasn't jumped on him yet ... but then, Fly On, is kind of like, letting her go a bit. Ohh, so complex and gorgeous.
     
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    By:DurkMay 13, 2014
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    Once upon a time there was a brilliant songwriter...
    Who summoned all his magic powers to keep the fair princess in his kingdom.
    He set about to write the most beautiful music that would surely win her back...
    But it was not to be.
     
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    By:ghoststoryMay 13, 2014
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    I'd say all of it is about gwyneth except maybe midnight
     
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    By:i'maveryneatMonster.'May 13, 2014
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    All of it. Their whole career.
     
  17. nathondetroit

    By:nathondetroitMay 17, 2014
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    After watching the animated album, It definitely hit home for me during the lyrics, "This, I guess, is to tell you you're chosen." As Chris sings these final AIMH lyrics, the image zooms out and we see the full mural for the first time. For me, this means that the entire album is a tribute to their story from beginning to end. This is the story of their souls changing forever. Even if its in an abstract, fictional form...
     
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    By:BrentMay 17, 2014
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    Too much of it
     
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    By:NatureMay 17, 2014
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    Almost everything is about them i think, you can simply hear that.
     
  20. Odvan

    By:OdvanMay 17, 2014
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    Well was it confirmed by Chris that album is about his ex-wife? I didn't remember nothing like that. And mostly all pop songs about love, feelings, emotions, etc. So while divorce may influence GS, they are not kids, hell I'm himself don't have such strong feelings like 10 years ago. And why it's nothing about kids? When your love to woman has faded, your kids will be always a bright side and your biggest love, we don't see a single reflection about this in GS.

    Of course it's cool to post about a divorce right before release to boost sales, but I think it didn't influence like many of us are thinking. It's too poetically, isn't it?