Gojira have finally released their highly anticipated new record, Fortitude, out today via Roadrunner. To commemorate the album’s arrival, the group has shared a music video for their latest single, “The Chant.” The clip was written and conceived by the band’s own Joe Duplantier and directed by Russell Brownley, filmed on location in India’s West Bengal region in December 2019. The video takes the viewers on another eye-opening journey as it “examines the plight of refugee children from Tibet who fled from their homeland in an attempt to preserve their culture following China’s invasion of the country in 1949.”  


Duplantier explains:

“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.”


Watch the video below: