Circus Mircus won’t be revealing the identity of its members any time soon. That’s the suggestion of the band’s manifesto, which they published on Instagram on Saturday morning.
Georgia’s Eurovision 2022 act have been turning heads and opening eyes ever since their mysterious reveal last week. In a quirky video that featured a man dressed as a circus performer (or, to some, a minstrel teleported to and from Mars), the band claimed to consist of circus school drop-outs who had come together “to create an unprecedented audio-visual experience.” The guitar-wielding narrator added that the “cornerstone of their philosophy lies in the complete neglect of musical frameworks.”
Georgia: Circus Mircus manifesto stresses “anonymity”
The band have now revealed more details of their philosophy.
Their six-point manifesto says:
- C.M. is a fellowship of people who share their desire to create something extraordinary.
- Your identity does not matter as long as you are a part of C.M., for no one person can take credit for the movement’s work.
- Genre is for the weak.
- Every member is qual, every member is unique.
- Ask “WHY”, not “WHO”.
- Honor the golden rule of anonymity.
Who are Circus Mircus?
The manifesto seems to be a direct response to ongoing speculation about who the band members actually are.
Their backstory doesn’t really hold together. As our blogmate Renske pointed out in an earlier post, there is no circus school in Tbilisi for them to have dropped out of. And a quick visit to lyrics.com reveals that their existing songs are written by members of Georgia’s Eurovision 2016 act Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz.
Circus Mircus — the second act to be confirmed after Belgium’s Jérémie Makiese — carry many of the positive qualities of Nika and YGL. Their YouTube channel showcases an indie pop sound that could play very well at Eurovision.
Their manifesto demonstrates an open-minded spirit. It calls for people to blur boundaries by moving beyond genre, and it seeks to treat members as equals. Perhaps downplaying Nika’s potential role is a way to boost inclusivity within the group.
Are you intrigued by the Circus Mircus manifesto? Do you think that this hype train can keep up the speed as we drive toward Torino? Let us know in the comments box below!