It's no secret that Ukrainian metal juggernaut Jinjer are favorites around Revolver HQ, and their just-released video, for "Noah," a standout cut off their latest album, 2019's Macro, solidifies that status. The clip features powerhouse singer Tatiana Shmayluk claiming the spotlight, as she always does, amid a apocalyptic storm, both visual and musical. The song and the video ring with special resonance in our current dark times when the future seems more in question than it ever has in recent memory.
"Tatiana wrote "Noah" from the point of view of what if he did not succeed in perpetuating Life on Earth? Looks like we might find out sooner than we think!" Jinjer bassist Eugene Abdukhanov commented. "Times are scarier, tougher and stranger than ever. Our/your livelihood and everything we know and cherish are on the verge being swept away by a storm like nothing we've faced before. Will we have our own modern day Ark? Will we manage to jump on board in time or has it already set sail? What will be left over after it's all said and done? These questions are torturing all of us right now and the future is disturbingly uncertain. But we will survive and will get through this, like we did during so many dark times before. Together. Strong and revitalized with a much better understanding of what we are."
Jinjer had been scheduled to be on the road with Suicide Silence this spring on the Ukrainian group's second-ever headlining North American tour, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown of the live music circuit put those plans on hold. While in lockdown, Shmayluk and Abdukhanov recently teamed with Suicide Silence drummer Alex Lopez for an quarantine cover of Nirvana's "Territorial Pissings."
Below, watch Jinjer play an explosive set last year at NYC's Gramercy Theatre: