Today we are here with another single, “On My Mind”, from Blueanimal. I discovered this band with their previous single, Rock Bottom, which I reviewed and published not long ago here on Metalhead Community Magazine. Their new song, On My Mind, is currently the most streamed and liked song on Spotify, which wasn’t surprising for me to see at all. First of all, I’d like to start with my first impression. The song has a dark, groovy, and moody feeling at the beginning. The dramatic arpeggio, which is one of the pillars of this song, has a beautiful feeling that keeps the excitement going in general. As I also mentioned in my previous review, they have the 90s and the 2000s vibes in their music. And this intro/verse section is a good example of the 2000s vibes to me, immediately reminded me of bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Puddle of Mudd, and even Metallica (Unforgiven III guitar tone similarity). I am not a big fan of 2000s music, yet I have huge respect for all of those names who took it further, opened new gates to more specific sub-genres in rock and metal for many listeners including me.
The second piece of Blueanimal’s musical blend usually influences by Alternative and Classic Rock. After the dramatic verse section which takes the listener on a journey, the band offers an easy listening but hooky chorus section. The song never loses the excitement nor its dynamics, on the contrary, gets better and better as it gets closer to its ending.