“This one took me ages to write,” Frances explained in a statement. “I was really hurting from a breakup. I just wasn’t ready to go there. I had a few nice ideas but nothing that felt right. It was all too surface level. I had to find what I really felt about it deep down, underneath the feelings of betrayal and bruised ego. I had to figure out what I really wanted from this person now.”
“Things change, people change,” Frances continued. “It’s sad but it’s also hopeful, it allows you to take stock and figure out what you really want. With this song, I was attempting to get the balance right between cathartic sadness and self assuredness.”
Through the Blue is due out on March 2. Last month, Frances shared a cover of Electric Youth and College’s ‘A Real Hero’ as part of Secretly Canadian’s 25 year anniversary celebrations.