French metal favourites Gojira have debuted a video for ‘The Chant’, the latest choice of single to come from their recently released seventh album, ‘Fortitude’.
Written by vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier and directed by Russell Brownley, the track’s video was filmed in the West Bengal region of India back in December 2019.
Duplantier had this to say about it.
“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.”
You can check out ‘The Chant’ and its video below.
The band’s seventh album, ‘Fortitude’, is out now via Roadrunner Records.