Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” is No Longer All About Singing

Longtime readers of the blog will remember my analysis of The Singing of Coldplay vs. the Soul of Muse. If you’ll recall, the learned conclusion of that scholarly article was that Coldplay songs mention singing a lot, while Muse songs mention souls a lot.

I am pleased to report that this trend has made a sharp turn. Read more of this post

The Singing of Coldplay vs. the Soul of Muse

If you’re a fan of either Coldplay or Muse, you’ve probably noticed one thing: one word gets repeated a lot.

For Coldplay, it’s some form of “sing.” Sometimes it’s a story about someone else singing; sometimes lead singer Chris Martin is making clear that he, at that moment, is singing.

For Muse, it’s “soul.” Lead singer Matt Bellamy has a soul, and it’s being perturbed in some way, or someone else’s soul is suffering a terrible fate, or whole swaths of souls are being wiped out in an apocalypse. It happens. Read more of this post