“‘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.)”
Catch Jinjer on their upcoming North American tour with Suicide Silence and Toothgrinder:
04/23 San Francisco, CA – The Filmore
04/24 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
04/25 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/26 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
04/28 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
04/29 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
04/30 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
05/02 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/03 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
05/05 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
05/06 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Filmore Silver Spring
05/10 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
05/12 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
05/13 Nashville, TN – TBA
05/15 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival
05/16 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
05/17 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/19 Minneapolis, MN – The Filmore Minneapolis
05/20 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
05/22 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
05/23 Denver, CO – Summit