"Across the hills in the pop art blue"

Could I understand "blue" as sadness, depression, like "Across the hills in the sadness of the pop art" or something like that? How can I understand it?

This sentence is a quote from a song named Pop Art Blue from the band Zero 7.

I can't understand the "blue" of this part, which is in the name of the song as well.

The full lyric can be found in here: http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858799922/

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  • What I'd like to know is the meaning of "blue" in that sentence... – Loureiro Gui Oct 9 '12 at 17:02

Pop Art Blue appears to be the name given to a specific shade of blue often seen in pop art. Here's an example of the colour:

Pop art Blue

It appears to be pretty rare in usage. But there are 34 hits on Google Books including this excerpt from one titled Studies in French Cinema: UK Perspectives, 1985-2010:

Ferdinand's death is an absurd irony because at the last minute he cannot put out the touch paper of the dynamite, and his failure transmutes the pop art blue painted on his face into the somberly pessimistic shades of de Stael, Yves Klein or ...

  • Now I'm wondering if the cosmetic company named their eye shadow shade after the song, or if Zero 7 named their 2009 song after the eye shadow color. At any rate, it looks like "Pop Art blue" is much like "Windex blue" - perhaps just an eyelash more toward teal. – J.R. Oct 9 '12 at 18:45
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    @J.R. heh. Going by some of the dates on the Google Books results, I think that it's safe to assume that "Zero 7" aren't the source of inspiration for this shade :) – coleopterist Oct 9 '12 at 19:13

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