Ukrainian metal stars Jinjer may have been waylaid by the ongoing war in their home country, but powerhouse singer Tatiana Shmayluk has been keeping busy. Fresh off her feature on Polish death dealers Decapitated's single "Hello Death," she's now popped up on the latest offering from Lions at the Gate, the heavy-metal band comprising former Ill Niño members Cristian Machado, Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre and Diego Verduzco.
The new song is called "Find My Way" and it arrived today (April 26th) along with a high-octane music video directed by Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films. The track sees Shmayluk showcasing her full range, from death roars to soaring croons, while the video veers between fire and water, capturing her and the band throwing down amid the contrasting elements.
"With 'Find My Way', we tried to break all the formulaic rules on this one," Machado commented. "Pushed the boundaries, took it to extremes. In the end, we realized how rewarding it was fitting intensely contrasting musical elements into one track. And it is a killer heavy track that also offers a beautifully haunting melody.
"From the onset it seemed perfect for Tatiana's voice, the fact that she wound up on the track is mind-blowing. Her voice is absolutely stunning and it is a huge honor having her on. Lyrically the song walks the line between fear, surrender, and the will to overcome. At the time of writing the album, I felt pinned by so many things gone wrong in my life.
"I remember I just held on to hope and faith long enough till I found a place of safe surrender. A place where I could slowly lift the weight off, finally be untethered. It's a familiar theme that resonates throughout the whole album, the will to overcome, the power to see the beauty in a world that is unforgiving."