The cover of “Ghost Stories,” the new album from Coldplay, is supposed to tell us something about Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s “conscious uncoupling.” It’s also an interesting marketing tool. The image is of a heart broken into two pieces- and each piece, I think, is an angel’s wing. Illustrated on each wing is something like the story of the Gwynnie and Chris. In one scene, I think Gwyneth is wearing a headband and work out clothes. This has to be a direct reference to frescoes I’ve seen in Italian churches. Or to Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get Physical” video. The cover can also function as a logo for branding the divorce. How long before you can buy this on a $500 chain on goop.com?
Here’s Coldplay’s cool and expensive new video for “Magic”: