Friday, June 21, 2024

New Coldplay Album Cover Depicts Paltrow-Martin Conscious Uncoupling and Marketing


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

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Here’s Coldplay’s cool and expensive new video for “Magic”:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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