French death metal band Gojira have released a trailer for their upcoming album L’Enfant Sauvage. L’Enfant Sauvage is Gojira’s fifth studio album and is set for release on June 26th via Roadrunner Records. The album title roughly translates to “The Wild Child” but Gojira’s guitarist Joseph Duplantier has blessed us with a more literal description:
“We couldn’t call it ‘The Wild Child’, because it’s hard to translate ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’. It’s not really the wild child as understood in English, because a wild child for me, has an aspect like someone out of control somehow. ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ in French… ‘Sauvage’ is something that is not educated or something that is like free and completely free in nature. A wild flower that goes wherever she wants and becomes something beautiful. The idea with ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ is like with a human that would grow up in nature, raised by wolves, for example, without the influence from others and the influence from institutions or society in general. Without a social security number. [laughs] Not even a name. This is what you are and I am on the inside, right? How much the education and the culture, emotions and the guilt are interacting with us and it changes us and how far are we from this pure child inside? That’s the question we had on this album.”
L’Enfant Sauvage is a follow up to the bands 2008 album The Way of All Flesh and you can watch the trailer here.