L'Enfant Sauvage (French for: "The Wild Child") is the fifth studio album by the French metal band Gojira. It was released 26 June 2012 via Roadrunner Records. The album received a positive reception from music critics.
L'Enfant Sauvage is inspired by the fake documentary- of the same name, filmed by François Truffaut, which tells the true story of Victor of Aveyron, a child who was found in the woods, alone, with behaviors closer to a wild animal than a civilized human.
Frontman, guitarist and songwriter Joe Duplantier talks about the meaning of the album by saying, “When you become a musician, you don’t have a boss telling you what to do so you have to be very responsible.” He goes on to say “With freedom comes responsibility, so I’m asking myself, ‘What is freedom? What does it mean to me?’ L’Enfant Sauvage reflects on that. There’s no answer though. There’s just life and questions.”