Emily Osment Takes Flight in Bluebiird’s Debut “Black Coffee Morning”

Bluebiird © Emily Osment
Emily Osment is a familiar face, but Bluebiird’s story is just beginning: Her journey takes flight today with the intimate “Black Coffee Morning,” a standout debut aching with raw, tender longing and bittersweet nostalgia.
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The exploration of the way a heart can bend without fully snapping is a beautiful lesson we all learn at one point in our lives.

What would you give, to spend a little more time with someone you care about; to have one last night together? Some relationships end too soon, and others were never meant to survive in the long run. They’re temporary sparks of intense intimacy, like the flash of a light bulb just as the filament bursts and its glow is extinguished. Fleeting love can leave a deep scar, rattling us to our core. Bluebiird dwells in scars and dreams on her debut single “Black Coffee Morning,” a stirring, heavy-hearted indulgence of emotional indie folk.

Black Coffee Morning - Bluebiird

Black Coffee Morning – Bluebiird

in Paris they say good morning
in LA they say good night
getting lost inside this city
wishing you were by my side
i hope you know where you’re going
but you’re just as lost as me
and you walk with such conviction
and i’m eyes closed following

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering Bluebiird’s debut single “Black Coffee Morning,” Emily Osment’s first song release since adopting her new musical alias late last year. At 26, the Los Angeles native has already been a star of the screen for well over half her life: Osment’s acting credits include everything from portraying Lilly Truscott in Hannah Montana, to prominent and starring roles in the Spy Kids movies and most recently, the television series Young & Hungry.


Emily Osment is a familiar face in American entertainment, but Bluebiird’s story is just beginning.

Her journey takes flight today with the intimate “Black Coffee Morning,” a standout debut aching with raw, tender longing and bittersweet nostalgia.

It’s the kind of song you play on repeat, to get you through whatever’s got you down.

Bluebiird © Emily Osment

Bluebiird © Emily Osment // Adam Goldberg


and it’s a black coffee morning
on the east side

and you’re smoking on the balcony
talking some shit about a good time
and making me happy
oh play it again for me
big bright moon in the sky
give me one more night with my baby
and that’ll be alright

“‘Black Coffee Morning’ is the product of a short lived relationship that was both parts wonderful and intensely disastrous,” Osment tells Atwood Magazine. “The exploration of the way a heart can bend without fully snapping is a beautiful lesson we all learn at one point in our lives, and the way we move around in our new knowledge of self afterwards is what makes us who we truly are.”

Rising out of a wash of warm, reverb-laden guitar strums, “Black Coffee Morning” focuses attention on Bluebiird’s voice as she sings a sweet lament of old, lost love, regret, and nostalgia. The air resonates with a poignant hue as Bluebiird, weary and torn, struggles to find resolution in her relationship’s end. The first verse finds her aimless and adrift; in need of an anchor, she goes to the past and turns her attention to the last thing that (she felt) gave her purpose: The grounding connection in her relationship.

Pounding bass and ethereal vocal harmonies increase the song’s pressure, further captivating as tension grows around the artist’s forlorn voice. As guitars burst and horns blow, Osment strips herself bare in a stirring moment of pained, but heartfelt vulnerability.

Oh, play it again for me, big bright moon in the sky,” she sings in an impassioned chorus. “Give me one more night with my baby, and that’ll be alright.”

Aching with sincerity, the chorus is Bluebiird’s overture. This is her confession: A truth she’s been unwilling to face and reluctant to admit, even to herself. Whether it’s salvation in a cup of coffee or a brief escape into flights of fancy, her heart and mind are not in the present, but rather lost in the past.

Bluebiird © Emily Osment

Bluebiird © Emily Osment // Adam Goldberg


Osment explains, “The production of this song came easily once we allowed the chorus to stand on its own without lyrics. Often I write in one train of thought and chop it up and place it all carefully later. I wanted big noise to be adjacent with quiet emotion, the cheering of children to come after the tameness of adulthood creeping up slowly in the verses. There is so much brass, and chaos and honesty on this track, in some ways it embodies all the things I wanted to say but couldn’t at the time.”

Fans of Gregory Alan Isakov and Phoebe Bridgers will delight in Bluebiird’s alternative folk/pop sound: Incorporating horns, nuanced harmonies and other subtle, delicate details into her debut, she defies generic classification and boldly carves out a space that is hers alone.

She continues, “The French have a phrase for it: “l’esprit de l’escalier” or the spirit of the staircase. Having the right words too late. I am grateful for every lesson a new song teaches me once I find the courage to write it down. Love forms from truth and should not be used as an escape from reality. This song is about deceit. Isn’t it clever the way caffeine makes you talk?”

i can see from here
it’s raining on my house
and it’s windy on the mountain
tastes salty in my mouth
just too tall to comfort
and just too big to hold
but i’ll fit you inside my future
at least that’s the lie we told
Bluebiird © Emily Osment

Bluebiird © Emily Osment // Adam Goldberg


This song is about deceit. Isn’t it clever the way caffeine makes you talk?

“Black Coffee Morning” is an emotional seduction. Whether it’s ultimately out of pain or pleasure, or some combination of the two, Bluebiird paints a moving distraction from reality that enchants and delights. It’s an invitation to bathe in a world that lacks the scars of our past; a world where we’re fully invested in the moment, because there’s no place we’d rather be than here, right now, with the one we love: Our beacon of hope, our guiding light.

You can’t find that in a cup of coffee.

Stream Bluebiird’s intimate, catchy debut single “Black Coffee Morning” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and pre-save the song here ahead of its March 8th release! Bluebiird marks a bold new beginning for Emily Osment, and we can’t wait to join this talented artist-to-watch on her journey.

and it’s a black coffee morning
on the east side

and i’m singing all the time today
cause you’re saying that
you love me with your big eyes

but your words don’t come out that way
oh, play it again for me
big bright moon in the sky
give me one more night with my baby
and that’ll be alright

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com