This Is What a Story Sounds Like
Story is ingrained in everything. When I first heard this song by Phoenix, I heard a story. Check it out: it's all there.
The song starts out in Act One, the ordinary world.
At 1:10, the story breaks into Act Two, the extraordinary world.
At 2:20, the rising action begins.
At 3:10, we hit the midpoint. There's a climax – and a false victory.
At 3:45, the stakes are raised.
At 5:20, there's another climax – and then, a death.
At 5:47, the resurrection.
Isn't that cool?