Available for pre-order today, FORTITUDE stands out as Gojira’s first album in five years and the follow-up to 2016’s Grammy® nominated LP MAGMA.
As if shedding skin and baring armour in its place, “Born For One Thing” represents a natural evolution for the acclaimed French band: hyper-focused but unhinged, confrontational and yet compassionate.
Check out the single below:
“We have to practice detaching ourselves from everything, beginning with actual things,” vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier says of the song’s anti-consumerist message, which was partially inspired by the Tibetan and Thai philosophers he read in his youth back in France.
“Own less possessions, and give what you don’t need away, because one day we’ll have to let everything go, and if we don’t, we’ll just become ghosts stuck between dimensions.”
Tracklisting for ‘Fortitude’ is as follows:
1. “Born For One Thing”
3. “Another World”
4. “Hold On”
5. “New Found”
7. “The Chant”
9. “Into The Storm”
10. “The Trails”
Recorded and Produced by Joe Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio – Gojira’s Ridgewood, Queens, headquarters – and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), FORTITUDE is a collection of songs urging humanity to imagine a new world—and then make it happen.
The band initially laid the foundation for FORTITUDE last year with the surprise release of the 2020 single “Another World.” NPR hailed the track as “an apocalyptic banger,” while STEREOGUM declared, “Gojira are one of this century’s most important underground metal institutions.”
Gojira’s widely anticipated tour dates supporting Deftones have been rescheduled for 2021. Check out the dates below, and for more information on Gojira’s international live schedule visit www.gojira-music.com.
Gojira will be joining Deftones in Ireland’s 3Arena on Sunday, June 6th. Tickets on sale here.