First, there was that great temptation to compare this album with the previous one – "Stand Up and Leave"
. But now I already understand that no comparison should be made. For, although the main characters are the same, all the rest is different. Foremost – themes for reflections are somewhat changed. Lyrics by Kost Moskalets, surprising, so harmoniously interlace and connect signs of various times that the very notion of time becomes not that important. In the end, there is only one time left – now. Always and everywhere – only now. For example, the album again suggests the idea that the war for independence of Ukraine that started dozens of years ago – lasts till now. And now even more than ever before it is opposition of identities – because external, political and geographic independence is worth nothing unless it is founded on internal freedom. To quote the song – "...to be oneself and to be proud". If we speak – using the language of news – about "Ukraine's integration into the global community",... Ukraine can become an equal member of this association only provided that it finally recognizes – its own identity. In order to be equal in rights, it is necessary to bring into to the general palette something substantially individual, specific. Ukrainian. Because the one who enters a room having rights of a vassal, hidden in somebody's shade, does not have his/her own name – only the name of his/her suzerain. So I think, when listening to these songs.
However, sure, the issue here is not only that. In fact, all real poems, all real music in the world is always – about love. Because only love is able to really eliminate time and make a step ahead and up – we don't have any other wings...
Anton Jozhik Leyba (Hedgehog)