GojiraGabrielle Duplantier

Gojira Debut “The Chant” Music Video


Gojira have unveiled the official music video for their song “The Chant“. It emerges alongside the band’s seventh studio album “Fortitude“, which is also now available in stores and on DSPs through Roadrunner Records. The below video was written and conceived by the band’s frontman/guitarist Joe Duplantier and directed by Russell Brownley.

It was filmed the West Bengal region of India back in December of 2019. According to a press release, it ‘examines the plight of refugee children from Tibet who fled their homeland in an attempt to preserve their culture following China’s invasion of the country in 1949.’

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Duplantier himself commented:

“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.”

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