Ukrainian metal band Jinjer has released a music video for “Home Back,” the seventh single from its 2019 album “Macro.”
The video an audiovisual statement against war and a personal topic for each band member. Because of where Jinjer originally come from, the Donetsk region of Ukraine, its members are no strangers to upheaval and the suffering caused by conflict.
Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov said: “War … War never changes and it never stops. No matter how much grief, misery, suffering and pain it brings there will always be individuals who either reap the benefits or just relish in it’s power. They will drive others to march and kill in the name of … for the sake of … if we look really closer … nothing. It is really hard for me to embrace how people in the 21st century still believe that there is something to fight for on any battlefield. We all depend on a few major economies in the world and their national currencies. We all are at keystrokes length through the Internet. And yet… every day people are driven to kill their true brothers and sisters on our one and common land we call Earth. Then 2020 comes around and there is a glimmer of hope that this might be a turning point. That a common threat will unite all of us and this might be the beginning of a new era … but no. They still march and kill. Every war is a tragedy and a crime against humanity in my opinion. No matter what your beliefs or ideologies are, nothing justifies taking homes, health and lives of innocent children who inevitably suffer in every military conflict. Imagine hundreds of thousands of refugee children around the globe screaming at once: I want my home back!”
“Home Back” was directed by Kiev-based duo Ingwar Dovgoteles and Lina Volokhova, and filmed in Kiev, Ukraine.
Jinjer’s most recent release is “Alive in Melbourne,” a live album recorded in March 2020 in Australia at one of the last metal shows before the COVID-19 pandemic shut touring down around the world. Buy “Alive in Melbourne” here.