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.
Check out the video teaser for ‘The Chant’ below:
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 where 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 3 PM PST (11 PM GMT). To see the current auction listings, please visit this link.
Furthermore, Gojira have also launched a limited-edition art print to benefit the APIB, which is available at this link.
Listen to ‘The Chant‘ below:
We gave our thoughts on the new album ‘Fortitude‘, which you can access here. Also, Mario took some time out to give us a candid and deep understanding of the new studio album as well as plans for the band going forward. Read the full feature interview here.
Fortitude will be released on April 30th via Roadrunner Records.