Riding the momentum of another big rock radio hit, Frankenmuth's Greta Van Fleet has set an Oct. 19 release date for its debut full-length album.
The quartet's "Anthem of the Peaceful Army," was recorded at studios in Royal Oak and Nashville and features 10 songs written collectively by the band that, according to the announcement, "explore a variety of topics that include fresh starts, love, integrity, innocence, adventure, diversity and peace, the life cycle and its inherent responsibilities, courage, masked deceptions, revolution and truth." The set is preceded by the single "When the Curtain Falls," a Top 10 Rock chart hit that GVF performed on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" in its late-night TV debut.
Another new song, "Watching Over You," is available as an instant gratification track for those pre-ordering the album via gretavanfleet.com
"Anthem..." follows GVF's successful 2017, which saw the group score a pair of No. 1 Mainstream Rock Tracks -- "Highway Tune" and "Safari" song -- from its first two EPs and win three Detroit Music Awards, as well as sell out shows worldwide including a pair at Detroit's Saint Andrews Hall and three at the Fillmore Detroit.
Earlier this year, guitarist Jake Kiszka said that, "I think there's some maturity on the album that you can hear, musically. We were able to take our time and try new arrangements and new writing techniques. I think we've become a lot more savvy in the studio as well, so a lot of that will translate to the album. It's very energetic and aggressive."
GVF is currently on tour in North America into late October, with a European tour kicking off Oct. 30 in Germany.
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