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Gojira Announce New Album Fortitude, Debut First Single, “Born for One Thing”

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After two days of teases, it is officially official: Gojira will release a new album, Fortitude, on April 30 via Roadrunner. You can check out the first single, “Born for One Thing,” as well as the cover art, below.

In a press release, frontman Joe Duplantier says “Born for One Thing” has an “anti-consumerist message, which was partially inspired by the Tibetan and Thai philosophers he read in his youth back in France”:

“We have to practice detaching ourselves from everything, beginning with actual things. 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.”

Pre-order physical copies of Fortitude here.

Fortitude was recorded and produced by Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio in Queens, and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine).

Gojira’s 2020 tour with Deftones and Poppy may or may not actually happen this summer. Current are at the bottom of this post.

Fortitude track listing:

  1. “Born For One Thing”
  2. “Amazonia”
  3. “Another World”
  4. “Hold On”
  5. “New Found”
  6. “Fortitude”
  7. “The Chant”
  8. “Sphinx”
  9. “Into The Storm”
  10. “The Trails”
  11. “Grind”

2021 tour dates:

August 12 ­– Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
August 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
August 15 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 17 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 19 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ RBC Echo Beach
August 20 – Laval, QC, Canada @ Place Bell
August 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 23 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
August 24 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
August 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 29 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
August 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 3 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
September 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 6 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 7 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
September 8 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
September 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
September 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
September 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
September 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 21 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
September 22 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center

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