Ballerini said, when introducing the idea of a Deluxe Edition of her album, that "Out of the Blues" is the oldest track on the record as a whole, which she wrote before she even had a publishing deal. It was a result of one of her and Forest Glen Whitehead's first writing sessions, and was the first song they ever wrote together. It's pop country, but pop country at its best. It's a song about getting over someone, with one of the best lyrics being
"Today, I woke up on the right side of the bed that I made
and in the quiet of the morning no I didn't hear my heart break
I'm singing a different tune
One about finally getting over you"
music more in the vein of that song, or more like "Out of the Blues." This is where she excels, and it's the side of her that the public needs to see soon before they get tired of her cutesy songs on the radio that don't nearly show who she is and who she could be as a country music artist. But "Out of the Blues" does.
Overall rating: 4 ½ crowns
Listen to a demo of "Out of the Blues" here, and get the song by purchasing the Deluxe Edition of The First Time exclusively at Walmart.