The latest offering from Blueanimal is darker, grungier, and deeper than the work they’re primarily known for. Songwriter, guitarist, and lead vocalist Luke Elms notes:
Our world is in the midst of a pandemic of COVID-19. But, an epidemic that was present before COVID, and will unfortunately still be raging after, is the epidemic of mental health issues and the struggles of public perception, awareness, and stigma that comes along with it.
His message is clear. He further explains why he focused the album the way he did.
My hope is this album can help take people on a journey through this character’s struggle that will allow those that have fortunately not experienced mental health issues to gain a better understanding and those that are currently struggling to not feel so alone.
Blueanimal’s “Rock Bottom” is the first single from their upcoming album, Figment That Was Me. Accompanying the song are two videos, both an official music video and a lyric video to focus on the powerful words of the track. The band’s official music video, from Geoff Gibbons of Blue Cafe Music, explores the song’s themes and brings to life the inward struggle of those attempting to cope with mental health issues. The band asserts that the video not only uses the rocks to demonstrate the bottom, but also the “underlying determination to break through.”
You can watch the official music video yourself, as well as the lyric video below: