Jinjer have just released their heavily anticipated new album, Macro, to high praise. The entire band recently stopped by Loudwire studios to chat with us about the album along with the war in their home country of Ukraine, rejecting the term “popular” and more.

To survive as a band, Jinjer have had to move throughout Ukraine as the war with Russia intensified. Music helped keep them together, though, while despair acted as a supreme motivator. “There’s not much money for refugees, as we were,” says bassist Eugene. “We were thrown away somewhere far from home and the only thing which could bring us some income was music and we just started touring non-stop. This is the thing which kept us together — despair.”

Despite Jinjer’s recent explosion in popularity, the band still don’t consider themselves “popular” artists. “I didn’t want [“Pisces”] to be popular,” vocalist Tatiana reveals. “It cancels the idea of being Pisces. We’re not the type of people who are popular.”

As for Macro, Tatiana is most excited for fans to hear “Noah,” for which she “rewrote [the] Bible” for. Jinjer are equally happy with all the songs on Macro, which is a first for the band. “Each of us is happy about everything on it. It was always like a compromise, but now it’s 100-percent satisfaction.”

You can grab Jinjer’s new album here. They're also currently on tour in the U.S. with dates booked into early November, followed by a European trek to close out the year. See all of their upcoming shows listed here.

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