Gojira Announce New Album ‘Fortitude,’ Share New Single ‘Born For One Thing’

Gojira have announced their highly anticipated new album, Fortitude, which comes out April 30th via Roadrunner Records.

Fortitude was recorded and produced by Joe Duplantier at the band’s own Silver Cord Studio in Queens, New York. Andy Wallace, best known for mixing Nirvana’s Nevermind, was brought in to mix the record.

The band gives us a taste of what’s to come with the album’s lead single “Born For One Thing.” The song follows their 2020 track “Another World,” which will be released on the new record.

“We have to practice detaching ourselves from everything, beginning with actual things,” frontman Joe Duplantier said of the song’s “anti-consumerist” message, which was partially inspired by the Tibetan and Thai philosophers he studied in his youth back in France, according to the press release.”

He added: “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.”

Watch the song’s accompanying performance video below.

Pre-order Gojira’s new album here. Check out the album artwork and tracklisting below.

Gojira are scheduled to support Deftones on a late summer North American tour that was rescheduled from last year due to the pandemic. See those dates here.

Artwork:

GOJIRA Fortitude Album Artwork LO Gojira Announce New Album Fortitude, Unleash Born for One Thing: Stream

Tracklisting:

01. Born for One Thing
02. Amazonia
03. Another World
04. Hold On
05. New Found
06. Fortitude
07. The Chant
08. Sphinx
09. Into the Storm
10. The Trails
11. Grind

 

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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