Gojira's "Amazonia" Video Captures Community in Crisis
The band have launched two fundraising initiatives for the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil
Published Mar 26, 2021Just over a month out from releasing new album Fortitude, Gojira have shared a new single from the effort.
Both "Amazonia" and its accompanying video concern the the crisis impacting the Amazon and its Indigenous communities, cutting between performance footage and sweeping shots of deforestation.
The visuals were directed by Charles De Meyer with contributions from Vincent Moon, Hauxplay, Jennifer Kumiko Hayashi and Midia Ninja.
Alongside the release of "Amazonia," Gojira have launched a fundraising initiative to support the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), an Indigenous-owned NGO "who advocate for environmental and cultural rights of indigenous tribes in the Amazon who have suffered immensely — victims of deforestation, land loss, forced labour, violence and harassment."
Along with single proceeds going to APIB, the band have launched a month-long charitable auction with one-of-a-kind instruments, artwork and more, which you can view here.
Frontman Joe Duplantier offers of their latest, "This is a call for Unity. 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! We don't want to just release a song called 'Amazonia' — we want to do something on top of that. We feel a responsibility as artists to offer a way for people to take action."
Fortitude arrives April 30 through Roadrunner and follows Gojira's 2016 album Magma.