The perils of fast-paced celebrity culture are joyfully skewered in this "boogie-infused groove" from Auckland artist Randa (aka Mainard Larkin). Randa becomes an appendage/hostage to success when their belly button transforms into a scarlet-lipped star vocalist, and goes viral. The video is a hilarious cautionary tale — Randa and that talented tummy are discovered online, Randa hits the studio, the hangers-on arrive, and substances are ingested. 'Rock Bottom' is directed by duo Vision Thing, and won Best Music Video at the 2019 New Zealand Music Awards.
'Rock Bottom' is written from the perspective of an irreverent celebrity, and is a light-hearted commentary about all individuals being human, even if society perceives them as famous or cartoon-like. It's also just a song to highlight how silly but funny celebrity culture is.– Randa talks about 'Rock Bottom'
Video made with funding from NZ On Air