Although Florence Arman only arrived onto the music scene a year ago she’s made an almighty impact since then. Her relatable pop lyrics and candid songwriting struck a chord with the masses as she read like an open book, crafting songs about personal experiences, insecurities and her own sensitive rumination’s about the world, making her music as introspective as it is catchy. Her music is the definition of the word saudade, she makes a wave of sadness wash over you but there’s this undeniable happiness that comes in the aftermath of letting all of that out and I feel that statement is proven true by Out of the Blue.
All friendships have a sell-by-date, it’s the unfortunate side of having friendships when you know that person who was in your life everyday has now become somewhat of a memory. It’s the aftermath of this that inspired this track. The young Brit’s melancholy vocals are contrasted by the buoyant nature of the production, showing how although this moment is wrapped in sadness the fun is what you’ll remember from your time together. Even when the world feels like it’s sinking around Arman looks to the bright side that maybe one day when they’re both a bit older they’ll find their way back to each other, even if it’s an out of blue encounter.
Speaking about the track in detail Florence Arman said, “Initially when I was writing ‘Out of the Blue’ I had a different singer in mind, but as I was writing the lyrics, they suddenly became quite personal. I told my brother about it and he said ‘You can keep the good songs for yourself too, you know’, so I did, and he then produced the song with filous. I sneakily wrote a lot of the lyrics during another session, where we were writing a different song. At the time I was having a hard time getting over a friendship that had ended in a very mysterious way. And in that session when we took a little break, I went to make myself a cup of tea in the studio kitchen and picked up a mug from the shelf that happened to have this friend’s name on it (not such a coincidence with hindsight, he has a pretty generic name). Then I had a little cry on the loo and wrote down a bunch of stuff I needed to get off my chest, and that became a large part of lyrics.”