Jinjer is surely one of the most hard-working and determined bands out there who has achieved quite incredible things in their careers so far. Currently, they are the most successful and internationally well-known metal band from Ukraine. Today, the band released the third single, WALLFLOWER, along with an impressive music video only two days before their fifth studio album release, WALLFLOWERS.
When I think about the bands who are at the top of the industry, Jinjer for me, is one of the very few bands that continues improving and challenging themselves musically, technically, and also creatively. I have been closely following their progress over the last years and I must admit that they rightfully earned to be at this level in their careers without hesitation. Their latest single, Wallflower came out with an impressive music video today, and already got more than 130k views on Youtube in about 10 hours.
First of all, Wallflower has a different approach than Jinjer’s other releases from Wallflowers album such as Vortex and Mediator. We don’t see Jinjer focusing on the overall mood rather than technicality very often, and I am glad to see that happened. When I listened to the song for the first time, I was impressed by their representation of good and evil in Wallflower more than anything else. The first part of the song is melodic, carrying classic Tool influences in its instrumentation. The atmosphere is quite fantastic, makes it impossible for any listener to resist its powerful vibes. Tatiana is charming with her vocals as she has always been, but this time, I felt like she has never been this emotional when it comes to Jinjer’s musical character. The melodic part ends in a cinematic way where she reminded me of some horror classics with her growling, which I also think is the peak of the entire song. The second part of Wallflower is where Jinjer brings back demons from hell. They return to their roots, combine technical elements with dark vibes in the most impressive way.
The music video, on the other hand, beautifully follows the musical story and makes a flawless impact. I watched almost all Jinjer music videos out there. Wallflower, in this way, is the first music video where the band members stepped up to acting in their short story. Honestly, I am glad to see that they have tried to take themselves to the next level in their filmings as well. In my book, that’s what makes a band “great”; always aiming for the better than before no matter what. And that’s why I respect Jinjer in the first place.