Blueanimal - Rock Bottom - Song Review - Alternative Rock from Orlando, Florida, USA

Blueanimal - Rock Bottom - Song Review - Alternative Rock from Orlando, Florida, USA
Blueanimal - Rock Bottom - Song Review - Alternative Rock from Orlando, Florida, USA

Today, we are featuring Blueanimal, an alternative rock band hailing from Orlando, Florida, USA. In this review, I delve into their new single, Rock Bottom, exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

Blueanimal is a determined alternative rock band that caught my attention with their new single, Rock Bottom, released on March 19, 2021. The band embarked on their musical journey with the release of the long-play album Hippies & Beauty Queens in 2015. Since then, Blueanimal has released one more long-play album, Hollow Heart (2018), and four singles: Climbing (2018), Solid Ground (2018), Better Than This (Radio Edit) (2019), and Rock Bottom (2021). I invite you to listen to the single as you continue reading.

Today, I am here to discuss a band that began as a side project between two friends and gradually evolved into their main endeavor. Rock Bottom is just a piece of a larger plan, a glimpse into their upcoming long-play album. I firmly believe that the key to success for bands in the music industry lies in showcasing the unique synergy that emerges when talented individuals create music together. As I watched the Rock Bottom music video and listened to the song multiple times, I formed several conclusions regarding their strengths and weaknesses, which I am eager to share with you.

First of all, Rock Bottom is an easy-listening alternative/grunge rock song that carries nostalgic vibes reminiscent of the 90s and 2000s, evoking the spirit of bands like Staind, U2, and REM. The moody feeling, particularly in the verse section, feels familiar and instantly resonates with listeners. If I had come across this music video playing on MTV in the 90s, I would undoubtedly have been captivated and sought out their record. The song possesses a distinct flavor that exudes from both the visuals and the music, a delightful offering for fans of 90s nostalgia.

Furthermore, the song boasts a radio-friendly structure and an infectious groove, particularly in the verse section, that instantly grabs the listener's attention and holds it until the end. It's the kind of song that everyone loves to hear on the radio. The band's sound draws primarily from two main elements: a potent blend of blues-rock and 90s rock vibes. While Blueanimal successfully captures the essence of the 90s, their exploration of the blues-rock side could benefit from further development.

On the flip side, the band's online presence leaves much to be desired. I must admit their social media and visual presentation fall short. Personally, I recall how inspired and impressed I was upon first encountering Mastodon's visuals and album art, which played a pivotal role in my becoming a fan. After six years in the industry, Blueanimal still lacks professionally taken press and individual photos on their social media platforms.

Additionally, despite my initial appreciation for the concept behind their music video, I found myself disappointed by the overall quality of the scenes and images. It felt as though random photos from stock footage/image websites were haphazardly compiled. Regrettably, I am underwhelmed by the visuals and the artistic vision of their project.

Technically, Rock Bottom meets satisfactory standards. It is undeniably a good-sounding, easy-listening song. However, it falls short of the necessary quality to inspire music fans to invest in vinyl purchases, even if that option were available.

Taking everything into account, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Blueanimal. These American gentlemen possess the ingredients that keep a band together and make music without hesitation. Nevertheless, there is room for growth and improvement if they aspire to achieve success in their careers.

Please feel free to check out the links below to discover more about the band, follow them on social media, subscribe to their channels to show your support, and stay updated on their upcoming releases.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team extends its congratulations to Blueanimal for their new single, Rock Bottom, and wishes them the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.


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