Blueanimal is a determined alternative rock band I discovered a month ago with their new single, Rock Bottom, released on March 19, 2021. The band has started their careers with a long-play album called, Hippies & Beauty Queens in 2015. Since then, Blueanimal 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). Now, please give the album a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Today, I am going to be writing about a band that was started as a side project by two buddies/friends, and in time turned into their main project. This song is just a piece from a big plan, actually, off from another long-play album that will be released soon. I personally believe that the key to success for bands in the music business is all about showing how special these individuals when they make music together. When I watched the Rock Bottom music video and listened to the song a few times on repeat for the first time, I noted down some conclusions about their strengths and weaknesses that I am about to share with you.
First of all, Rock Bottom is an easy-listening alternative/grunge rock song with the 90s and 2000s nostalgic vibes; reminded me of bands like Staind, U2, and REM. The specific moody feeling in the song – especially in the verse section – is very familiar to my ears, which made me think like, “I know this feeling from somewhere.” I would definitely be interested in the band and try to buy their record If I would see this music video playing on MTV back in the 90s. Hands down. It has this flavor in its video and music, and you instantly feel that. I am a big fan of the 90s nostalgia, so it is a pleasure hearing these vibes from a rock band, just like in this example.
The song, on the other hand, has a radio friendly / easy listening structure, as I have mentioned above. It has a lovely groove, especially on the verse section, which immediately catches all your attention until the end. I think everybody loves listening to songs like these on radios. The origins of their sound have two main elements, a powerful blend of blues-rock and 90s rock vibes. The band definitely has the necessary characteristic with their 90s side, whereas they are not that significant with theit blues-rock side.