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Hear Gojira Conjure "Healing Ritual" on Melodic New Song "The Chant"

Latest 'Fortitude' single takes band's sound in uncharted direction

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So far, the singles off Gojira's highly anticipated new LP, Fortitude, have all hit hard, with grooving riffs, pummeling rhythms and mostly roared vocals. For their latest offering off the album, the French progressive metal band have changed things up — big time. "The Chant" is a self-described "healing ritual" the builds slowly and meditatively to a harmony-stacked chorus that evokes ancient hymnals. Listen to it above via YouTube.

The group's frontman Joe Duplantier discusses "The Chant" in the Gojira cover story of our new Spring Issue, in which he's interviewed by Code Orange's Jami Morgan. "For me, it's a mantra," Duplantier says. "I'm addressing the stars, or distant planets, or alien consciousness and my fellow humans. I'm very sensitive to all indigenous traditions,and the mantra, the age of the mantra, is very powerful. You bow to life and to the light, and you just put something out there and it's super powerful."