2x Grammy® nominated band Gojira have shared “The Chant,” the final single to arrive ahead of the release of the band’s widely anticipated new album, FORTITUDE, out April 30th via Roadrunner Records.
“The Chant” is available today on all streaming platforms with pre-orders for FORTITUDE available at www.gojira-music.com. Furthermore, Gojira have also shared a teaser for an official music for “The Chant” which will arrive on album release day, April 30th – watch it HERE.
The centrepiece of an album-long call to action, “The Chant” is a slow-burning track featuring some of Gojira’s most melodic material to date. Where past anthems were driven by nuanced dynamics and technical guitar arrangements, “The Chant” is a self-described “healing ritual” emanating primordial warmth, culminating in a harmony-stacked chorus that bridges the gap between ancient hymnals and contemporary rock.
Vocalist / guitarist Joe Duplantier elaborated on “The Chant” stating: “Let this chant ring in your bones and lift you up.
“The Chant” follows early album singles “Another World,” “Born For One Thing,” “Into The Storm,” and “Amazonia,” the latter of which was launched alongside a fundraising initiative to benefit the indigenous owned NGO The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon.
Working with the social good-focused digital platform Propeller, Gojira are curating a charitable campaign featuring an auction of one-of-a-kind items from the band and their friends, as well as a raffle were fans can donate to be entered for a chance to win a hand customized signature Joe Duplantier guitar and a hand painted drum head by Gojira’s Mario Duplantier. Having already raised over $250k to date for APIB, new auction listings include a Slash autographed top hat and “Appetite” signature Les Paul guitar, a signed Fender Precision bass from Gojira’s Jean-Michel Labadie used to record the band’s seminal album From Mars to Sirius, and more with bidding on the final round of auction items ending April 29th at 3PM PST (11PM GMT). To see the current auction listings, visit propeller.la/gojira. Furthermore, Gojira have also launched a limited-edition art print to benefit the APIB, which is available at http://gojira.lnk.to/poster.