The band's stunning new album 'Fortitude' is out now.
Gojira have celebrated the release of their new album 'Fortitude' with another incredible music video and another vital message.
The song is 'The Chant', a change of pace from what many may expect from the band, but one which allows its meaning to heard all the louder and all the clearer.
The video itself follows the journeys of refugee children from Tibet who fled their homeland in an attempt to preserve their culture following China’s invasion back in 1949.
Vocalist Joe Duplantier has explained a little bit more:
"This work is inspired by the reading of Tenzin Tsundue’s poetry. A righteous Tibetan activist, that describes the cultural genocide perpetrated on its people. We’ve always been sensitive to the Tibetan struggle. One of the wisest and most compassionate traditions, victim of the worst human rights violations imaginable since its invasion in 1949. Tibetan culture inspired many of our lyrics and had a deep impact on our approach of philosophy and art in general. Our thoughts go out to all Tibetans. We’re hoping that we’ll see their land free from oppression in our lifetime.”
It's a truly powerful piece of songwriting and film making and it's ready and waiting for you to watch below:
As we said, the band's new album 'Fortitude is out now via Roadrunner Records.
We chatted to Joe all about the making of the record via Video Call, which you can catch up with below: