‘Yellow’ by Coldplay: Meaning and Analysis

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

What has a defunct British publication got to do with the genesis of one of Coldplay’s signature songs? ‘Yellow’ was very much the band’s breakthrough hit in the summer of 2000, and is perhaps the best-crafted song on their debut album, Parachutes. But why ‘Yellow’? What is the meaning of this now iconic song? Continue reading “‘Yellow’ by Coldplay: Meaning and Analysis”