How much of Ghost Stories is about Gwyneth?

Tash

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That aside, I wonder what Chris will do for any interviews/press for the album? I can imagine he will be asked all the time about the albums apparent connection to his divorce. That won't go over too well.. Hopefully they can respect his wishes and talk about the music and the few live shows.
I read that the media won't be allowed to ask questions about his personal life. But that came from a tabloid.
 

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Well, I don't want to be cruel saying these words, it's not my intention at all, but maybe that will be good for the tour. What I mean is that if that's true, in my opinion they are better when they are in a sad mood, being full of pain. You know, the famous sad Coldplay.
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.
 

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Always in my Head is about her, thinking about the good times.
 

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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...
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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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.
 

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Yes but what if it has undertones like the rest of the era.
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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The news is recent, their marriage not going well isn't. They wrote this album while Chris' relationship suffered, there is no way around that. The songs are open to interpretation of course, but this is too much of an impact on his life to not have a direct influence on his songwriting.

I think it's a bit ironic that they've always kept their private lives separate from their professions, and now that they're splitting, this album will inevitably be linked to their private lives. Listening to this album will be a painful experience to my heart.
good point, me too
 

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Now that I think of it, the 'plastic', unnatural feeling MX gave to me is explained. It looked more like self-persuasion of happiness than actual feeling. Perhaps, Chris is returning to being more honest with himself, though with much pain and difficulty.
Well said
 

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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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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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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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Almost everything is about them i think, you can simply hear that.
 

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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?
 
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