Written by Lauren Rosier
The Florida-based alternative/grunge rock band, Blueanimal, drop their third single, “What Does It All Mean?,” from their forthcoming full-length album, Figment That Was Me, due out June 4.
The album addresses themes of mental health and the band finds themselves in an introspective mode on the track, “What Does It All Mean,” kind of searching for answers in a place where there are none.
From the artist:
“‘What Does It All Mean’ is the 6th song on the album. It marks the start of the ascent out of the darkness and the climb up from the bottom realized in our first single “Rock Bottom.” The work is about the realization that you’ve hit bottom and that the climb out is going to take you finding some meaning or purpose. This track represents the point in the character’s journey at which he realizes he was letting external forces determine his happiness. A pursuit that was doomed to fail in bringing the peace and validation he craves. For many people one of the many struggles with depression and mental wellness is the constant struggle to maintain a sense of peace and happiness the originates from within. It is very easy to let the outside world determine our happiness and leave us wondering ‘what does all this mean?’ when we are left dissatisfied or feeling a lack of purpose. Many times it is only through the centering of happiness within ourselves that true happiness can be realized.”
Blueanimal originally began as a side project for Luke and Matt, but then, as time went on, their small side duo grew into something bigger, and Blueanimal was born. They began writing their debut album, Hippies & Beauty Queens, which was released then in 2015. The album was well-received and featured two singles, “Free,” and “Dark Places,” both of which did well.
Following that release, the duo moved to fill out the band for live performances. Two willing participants in two engineers, Ry Kovacevich, joined on lead guitar and Aaron Gandia on the drums. Once the lineup was finalized, the group was able to start making plans to work on two records simultaneously, with the first release of the project, “Hollow Heart,” debuting in 2018. “Hollow Heart” delivered a 90s rock feel with an eclectic, Blueanimal tone, and the song, “Follow The Hard,” was well-received by bloggers and playlists.
The band’s next album, Figment That Was Me, is more about “a character’s struggles with depression and the topics surrounding that struggle.”
Blueanimal is Luke Elms (lead/background vocals, rhythm guitar), Matt Lube (bass guitar), Ry Kovacevich (no longer with the band, but plays lead guitar on the record), Luis Rexach (current lead guitarist), and Aaron Gandia (drums).
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