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Last summer, Gojira had put together a ton of new songs, but under further evaluation, the band thought they could transform what they had into Gojira’s best album yet. “Usually, we’re very happy with the songs we have right away and we treat them like kids,” frontman Joe Duplantier told Overdrive. “It’s like when you have a baby and you take care of that baby; you don’t think twice — it’s just an immediate reflex to protect and nurture. Now it’s, like, ‘Wait a second. We need our strongest album now.”
He continued “We need something really perfect.’ First, we started to act like before and we had these songs and were, like, ‘Okay, it is what is it. Maybe it’s not the greatest of all time.’ Then we really thought about it, and now we’re like, ‘No, it has to be the greatest Gojira album of all time.’ So we got rid of all the songs that were not absolutely mind blowing and came up with more songs. It sounds really pretentious to say it’s the greatest album of all time, but, to us, it is.”
Gojira’s last album, 2012’s L’Enfant Sauvage, received mass acclaim from fans and critics with tracks like “Explosia,” “The Axe” .
Overdrive can not wait for this album and will be counting down the days until ‘Magma’ is released on June 17th!
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