Back in May, Jinjer told us that their new album, Wallflowers, was their heaviest collection of songs yet. The first two singles we heard from it, "Vortex" and "Mediator," made that very clear, but frontwoman Tatiana Shmayluk also used the word "uneasy" to describe the overall mood of the record, which doesn't necessarily mean heavy.
"Wallflower," the quasi-title-track from the album that they just released today (August 25th) as one final preview, is definitely uneasy. Over jazzy bass noodles, bubbling drums and proggy dribbles of clean guitars, Shmayluk's voice rises and falls between a meditative whisper and a soulful belt. She sounds angry, upset, distressed — and then the heavy comes in with her lion-like roar.
Jinjer excel at that sort of compositional drama, leading the listener down one melodic pathway only to lay a booby-trap that drops the listener into a chasm of djent brutality. It's what makes them so exciting, and what makes Wallflowers such a fiercely anticipated release.
Plus, the "Wallflower" video sees Shmayluk working through her emotions with a gun in each hand and a helluva lot of bullets. Watch and listen above via YouTube.
Wallflowers the album is out this Friday August 27th via Napalm Records and is available for pre-order now.