Greta Van Fleet Singer Says Band Is 'Super Excited' About Next LP
Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka spoke with the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's sophomore LP, with Kiszka explaining, "It's intended to be a full release, a full album. For about two months in the heart of the summer of this year, we really poured everything into the writing and recording, and we're hoping that sometime earlier next year we'll be able to put it out. We're super excited about it."
Asked if the band feel as though they have something to prove with this release, Kiszka replied, "Honestly, the way that we approach our music is that we're writing it for anybody who has any reason to listen to it. (laughs) We're creating something simply for the sake of making a work of art that we're proud of, that we ourselves like to listen to . . . it's the next step I think, in the evolution and the sound of this band."
Josh Kiszka told us that he's tried to stay connected to the world around him even as the band career has taken off: "As a human being, I would be doing not only myself a disservice, but the rest of the world if I weren't educating myself or grounding myself and staying on top of things. So I try to read when I can, and I find a lot of solace in nature -- to be out in the silence of the wilderness is a hugely influential and significantly grounding force."
Greta Van Fleet burst onto the scene in 2017 with the massive rock hit "Highway Tune" and proceeded to become instant sensations, despite criticism that the band all but lifted Led Zeppelin's sound.
The quartet's debut full-length, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, landed at Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart in July 2018. The band later scored a Grammy fo Best Rock Album and was nominated for Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance and Best New Artist.