Gojira has shared the new song “Amazonia,” from its forthcoming album “Fortitude,” which will be released April 30, 2021, via Roadrunner Records.
“Amazonia” is available on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a Charles De Meyer-directed music video shot in France and various locations in Brazil. De Meyer collaborated with multiple filmmakers (Vincent Moon, Hauxplay, Jennifer Kumiko Hayashi and Midia Ninja) to help bring an unfiltered look into the lives and struggle of the indigenous tribes there.
On “Amazonia,” Gojira takes aim at the crisis impacting the Amazon and its indigenous communities. Proceeds from the song will benefit the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), which advocates for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon that have suffered immensely–victims of deforestation, land loss, forced labor, violence and harassment.
Two fundraising initiatives to help raise money for the indigenous owned NGO APIB are launching alongside the song and video. Working with the social good-focused digital platform Propeller, Gojira is curating a month-long charitable campaign featuring an auction of one-of-a-kind items from the band and their friends. The auction launched with a Joe Duplantier signature guitar hand-engraved by Duplantier with artwork celebrating Amazonian wildlife, in addition to a hand-engraved Nash Guitars bass from Metallica bassist Robert and his artist wife Chloe Trujillo, a signed exclusive photo print from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, a limited-edition Rockhard Slayer motorcycle helmet and more. New items will be added to the auction each week. To see the current auction listings, visit propeller.la/gojira. Gojira also has launched a limited-edition art print to benefit the APIB, where the first 500 fans who purchase the print will have their names added to the final design. The limited-edition prints are available at http://gojira.lnk.to/poster.
“This is a call for unity,” Duplantier said. “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!”
Both “Amazonia” and the previously released single “Born for One Thing” are available as instant grat downloads with pre-orders of “Fortitude.”