Box? What box?
There’s this band that I’ve been listening to lately. They are called Jinjer. They hail from Ukraine, and are quite surprising to anyone unfamiliar with the type of music that they play. This is especially true when the first introduction is their song Pisces. If your interested, start there. And then when you’ve got some time, you can check out this compilation of people experiencing this song (well, its “twist” anyway) for the first time1.
The thing is, it’s easy to try to put this band in a box. But you’re not going to be successful. The above song should make that clear. Same would just about any other song of theirs. They are doing something pretty unique. Of course, I actually think that we really can’t put anything in a box the way we think we can. Boxes are mostly illusions. And they get in the way of us seeing what’s really going on.
It’s not about thinking out of the box. It’s about realizing there never was a box to begin with.
I have to be honest, I never really understood this phenomenon of “reaction videos” on YouTube. That is, until I saw these. It’s fun to watch.↩