In anticipation of their new album, Fortitude, Gojira have unleashed their new song “Amazonia” and its accompanying music video.
The video, directed by Charles De Meyer, mixes in a performance clip of the band with footage of Brazilian indigenous communities “to help bring an unfiltered look into the lives and struggle of the indigenous tribes there.”
Watch the video below.
In addition to the song, the band have also launched a new fundraising initiative, The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil. To raise money for the indigenous-owned NGO APIB, Gojira are curating a month-long charity auction featuring rare items from the bamd (signature hand-engraved guitars by Joe Duplantier), Metallica (hand engorged Rob Trujillo bass), Slayer, Lamb of God, and more. The initial items are now available via Propeller.
Gojira are also selling a limited-edition art print to benefit the AIPB. The first 500 people to purchase the print will have their names added to the final image.
“This is a call for Unity” says Joe Duplantier, “The music community can be powerful when united towards something meaningful like this! So many friends, great artists, bands have joined the movement without hesitation by donating instruments. This is a collective effort from so many people around us!”
He added, “We don’t want to just release a song called ‘Amazonia’—we want to do something on top of that,” Duplantier explains. “We feel a responsibility as artists to offer a way for people to take action.”
Gojira’s highly anticipated seventh album, Fortitude, arrives April 30th.