“Out of the Blue” is a gentle, pop-indebted track that mourns a friendship which ended abruptly. It comes as no surprise that the Austria-based singer songwriter is the sister of famed producer filous, proving that a breezy, melodic instinct for pop runs in their blood. “Out of the Blue” feels light to the ears, but the lyrics are weighted with a lack of closure. Arman says of the track: “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.” It’s an excellent, confessional track that comes to terms with lost relationships – but not without a dash of humour, in signature Florence Arman style.
Words by Sophie Walker