After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their worldwide charting new album, Macro, Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER return with the official music video for their standout track, “Retrospection” – a song that touches the sensitive subject of family.
The band emotionally states: “”Retrospection” is one of the most personal songs we have ever written. Being a full time touring musician, spending most of the time on the road … of course we are making our biggest dream come true and living each day to the fullest, but nobody mentions that there is a dark side. We do not see people who devoted themselves to us entirely, who gave us everything they had and more… We miss them and they miss us in return, and yet we should call them more often… much more often than we do.
I am talking about our parents.
For most of the JINJERs, our parents are separated from us not only by distance, but also by war and politics. We don’t have an opportunity to visit our parents even when we are in Ukraine. And it feels like they are on the other side of the planet even if we are literally only 800 km away. The worst thing is that, now being in our 30s, year after year, it feels like the storm clouds are gathering above. We all know that the day will come when we will feel alone all of a sudden… and we will lose them. The people, but for whom, we’d never make it. The bitter taste of understanding this is almost unbearable.
We look at this song as an anthem to the ones who raised us, who sacrificed everything for the sake of our happiness no matter what the costs, even despite our own thankless and ingratitude towards them. The people who showed us that the purest love ever does exist – the love of the father and mother for their children.
«Наши мамы и папы, мы хотим, чтобы вы знали, что мы тоже вас любим, и что без вас мы бы никогда не добились всего этого и не осуществили бы свою мечту. Спасибо вам за все»
(Mom and Dad, we want you to know that we love you too, if not for you we’d never make it this far and never fulfill our dreams. Thank you for everything.)”
Showcasing the band’s diversity, the unique track not only features the typical technical finesse and sheer brutality, but also scores with heavy grooves and quiet, almost balladic moments as well as parts sung in the their native tongue, Ukrainian. The song was originally released on their latest full-length album, Macro, out now via Napalm Records.
“It’s been a while since I came home…
My heart is elsewhere as I roam and roam…”
Watch “Retrospection” below:
Stream the album version of “Retrospection” via all platforms HERE!
Catch JINJER on their extensive world tour this spring! The band will hit North American shores beginning April 23 in San Francisco, CA. Make sure to grab tickets now before it’s too late!
JINJER - INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES: 29.02.20 IL - Tel Aviv / Reading 3 SOLD OUT 03.03.20 AU - Adelaide / Lion Arts Factory 04.03.20 AU - Belconnen / The Basement Canberra 05.03.20 AU - Melbourne / Max Watt's SOLD OUT 06.03.20 AU - Sydney / Manning SOLD OUT 07.03.20 AU - Brisbane / The Zoo SOLD OUT 10.03.20 SV - San Salvador / Buhos 11.03.20 GT - Guatemala City / Rock Ol Vuh 13.03.20 MX - Monterrey / Cafe Iguana 14.03.20 MX - Guadalajara / Foro Independencia 15.03.20 MX - Mexico City / Hell & Heaven Festival 17.03.20 CR - San Jose / El Grinch 18.03.20 CO - Bogota / Ace Of Spades 19.03.20 PE - Lima / La Oficina 21.03.20 CL - Santiago de Chile / Blondie 22.03.20 AR - Buenos Aires / Teatro Flores 24.03.20 UY - Montevideo / Music Box 27.03.20 BR - Limeira / Bar Da Montanha 28.03.20 BR - Sao Paulo / Carioca Club 10.04.20 AT - Vienna / Impericon Festival 11.04.20 DE - Leipzig / Impericon Festival 12.04.20 DE - Oberndorf / Eastercross Festival 14.04.20 FR - Besancon / La Rodia 15.04.20 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie 16.04.20 FR - Dunkerque / 4 EclusesSOLD OUT 17.04.20 BE - Durbuy / Durbuy Rock Festival 18.04.20 DE - Oberhausen / Impericon Festival 19.04.20 DE - Munich / Impericon Festival Tour Of Consciousness 2020 w/ Suicide Silence, Toothgrinder 23.04.20 US - San Francisco, CA / The Filmore 24.04.20 US - Los Angeles, CA / Belasco Theater SOLD OUT 25.04.20 US - Las Vegas, NV / House Of Blues 26.04.20 US - Phoenix, AZ / The Pressroom 28.04.20 US - Houston, TX / House Of Blues 29.04.20 US - Dallas, TX / House Of Blues 30.04.20 US - Memphis, TN / Minglewood Hall 02.05.20 US - Charlotte, NC / Epicenter *Festival* 03.05.20 US - Norfolk, VA / The Norva 05.05.20 US - Brooklyn, NY / Warsaw 06.05.20 US - Boston, MA / House Of Blues 07.05.20 US - Silver Spring, MD / The Filmore Silver Spring 09.05.20 US - Daytona Beach, FL / Welcome To Rockville *Festival* 10.05.20 US - Pensacola, FL / Vinyl 12.05.20 US - Atlanta, GA / Buckhead Theater 13.05.20 US - Nashville, TN / Brooklyn Bowl 15.05.20 US - Columbus, OH / Sonic Temple *Festival* 16.05.20 US - Milwaukee, WI / Rave II 17.05.20 US - Chicago, IL / House Of Blues 19.05.20 US - Minneapolis, MN / The Filmore Minneapolis 20.05.20 US - Lawrence, KS / Granada Theater 22.05.20 US - Lincoln, NE / Bourbon Theater 23.05.20 US - Denver, CO / Summit 23-25.05.20 US - Pryor, OK / Rocklahoma *Festival* European Festivals & further shows 12.06.20 CH - Interlaken / Greenfield 13.06.20 AT - Nickelsdorf / Novarock 20.06.20 DK - Copenhagen / Copenhell 21.06.20 FR - Clisson / Hellfest 25.06.20 ES - Madrid / Rock The Night 26.06.20 NO - Oslo / Tons Of Rock 27.06.20 FI - Helsinki / Tuska 28.06.20 CZ - Spalene Porici / Basinfire Fest 02.07.20 ES - Viveiro / Resurrection Fest 03.07.20 DE - Ballenstedt / Rockharz 04.07.20 BE - Ieper / Ieper Fest 09.07.20 SE - Gävle / Gefle Metal Fest 17.07.20 NL - Eindhoven / Dynamo Metal Fest 19.07.20 IT - Cremona / Luppolo In Rock 27.07.20 FI - Oulu / Qstock 30.07.20 SI - Tolmin / Metal Days 01.08.20 AT - Lustenau / Szene Open Air 03.08.20 PL - Gdansk / Ergo Arena w/ SLIPKNOT 07.08.20 ES - Villena - Leyendas del Rock 08.08.20 UK - Walton On Trent / Bloodstock 12.-15.08.20 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze 15.08.20 DE - Sulingen / Reload
Devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics are what make their new album, Macro, JINJER’s most advanced and undeniable album yet – taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop.