Ukranian metal band Jinjer have released a music video for their latest single “Noah.”
The video portrays a heavily stormy sea with waves pounding as part-fish / part-human hybrids dance around the deck of a ship, a dark take on the story of Noah’s ark set to the guttural growls of vocalist Tatiana Shmaylyuk and sludgy riffs of the guitars.
“Tatiana wrote ‘Noah’ from the point of view of what if he did not succeed in perpetuating Life on Earth?,” said bassist Eugene Abdukhanov about the song in a social media post announcing the video. “Looks like we might find out sooner than we think!”
Though the song was released in 2019, Abdukhanov describes the song in terms of what is going on in the world right now. “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?,” he continues. “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.”
“Noah” is the fifth single from the band’s fourth studio album, Macro, released in October 2019. Macro is the follow-up to EP Micro, which was released in January of the same year.
Last month, Jinjer announced that they had to postpone most of the dates on their spring US tour due to the pandemic. The band is still slated to play several European festivals come summer and fall, as well as ones rescheduled into 2021. All tour dates can be found here.