After a quiet year, Frankenmuth's Greta Van Fleet is rockin' once again.
The quartet has released "My Way Soon," its first new song in more than a year. The punchy, gritty hard rock track has been accompanied with a video featuring images of the group playing live in concert as well as hanging out, playing beer pong, playing around a campfire and hiking in the wilderness. It also finds frontman Josh Kiszka sporting a moustache at some points.
Greta Van Fleet has been largely out of sight since last fall, working on new music. No details about a new album have been revealed yet, however.
The group's last album, "Anthem of the Peaceful Army," came out during October of 2018 and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart. Its predecessor, 2017's "From the Fires," won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2019. The band's last formally released single, "Lover, Leaver," came out during May of 2019.
It also released a new song, "Always There," during September of 2019 as part of the soundtrack for the film "A Million Little Pieces," adapted from the book of the same title by James Frey.
During April the band made donations to five charities for Covid-19 pandemic relief, including the Food Bank Council of Michigan.
Announcing the "My Way Soon," guitarist Jake Kiszka said that, "The more we've seen - different cultures, people, and traditions - we've also seen a similarity between ourselves and these different cultures. It surprises me how similar we all are." Bassist Sam Kiszka added, "We've seen how people live in different parts of the world, and we've developed intrinsic respect for different cultures and people. We've gone from driving down a highway to a show and seeing endless miles of shantytowns in Sao Paulo, to playing some of the richest places on earth."
Drummer Danny Wagner, meanwhile, noted that, "The definition of 'normal' has very much broadened over the past couple of years, and it has affected us as musicians, especially in the writing and recording of this new album. We realized that while growing up, we had been shielded by a lot of things, we were unaware of a lot of things. And then we were thrown out into this huge world, and it was a bit of a culture shock at first."
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