FLAVIA Strips “Blue” Down To Its Emotional Core Listen to "Blue (Stripped)" on Blurred Culture!
LOS ANGELES, CA- Earlier this year, indie-pop/electronic artist FLAVIA dropped a four-song EP titled Out Loud. The collection of songs overflows with empowerment and self-assurance, with a focus on sexual and gender identity. It’s a truly solid debut from an artist who we’ve been keeping an eye on since we saw her perform at L.A. Pride in 2019.
FLAVIA has taken one of those songs, “Blue”, and “stripped” it down it to its emotional essence.
In an interview with Earmilk, FLAVIA said of the song:
“Blue” is the first song I ever wrote about a girl. It marks the beginning of my Queer journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and love. Blue changed my life and is so special to me. I woke up one morning thinking about this girl, and I couldn’t get her out of my head. It was the first time that had ever happened to me.”
Accompanied by just a piano, and without the auto-tuning on the vocals that are present on the EP version, FLAVIA’s vulnerability and emotionality really stand at the forefront. With her breathy vocals in the post-chorus, we can feel her longing. It’s as if she’s whispering her burning desires into our ears.
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