Florence Arman Mourns For Friendships That Ended In Questionable Ways In “Out Of The Blue”

Indie pop

Photo: Marcella Ruiz Cruz

UK artist Florence Arman captures the grief we’re left to deal when a friendship ends in a mysterious way in her latest single “Out Of The Blue.” It’s indie pop weaved with the glimmering guitar chords and smeared with buoyant atmosphere that yield a dreamy space of introspection. Swinging between heartbreak and confusion, Florence navigates through the emotional maze as she tries to find disclosure without letting blame, confusion, and resentment linger. For all of us who have been mysteriously weeded out of the friendzone, this is it:

On her latest release, Florence explained: “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.”

“Out Of The Blue” is the title song for her upcoming debut EP, which will be arriving this spring.