New Greta Van Fleet Album Due in Early 2020
Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka said the band was aiming to release its second album in early 2020 after they “poured everything” into the work.
Their acclaimed debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, was released in 2018. They previously stated that the new LP was scheduled to arrive this year, but Kiszka outlined the updated plan in a new interview with Kerrang.
“It’s intended to be a full release, a full album,” he said. “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.”
Asked if Greta Van Fleet had “something to prove” with their second full-length release, he 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. 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.”
He noted that he doesn't think they "set out to prove anything, particularly, but to point out some things about the world and our society. There are some of those elements to this album. And it’s the next step, I think, in the evolution and the sound of this band.”
Earlier this year, guitarist Jake Kiszka said the new music would include “more outlandish stuff” than their previous output, after bassist Sam Kiszka noted the band found themselves “going places that we've never been before, literally and figuratively. … Touring the world, seeing Japan, seeing Australia, and having all these new experiences.”
"The colors of our mind get put into the record like that," he explained. "This only skyrockets our creativity, because we get to see so many beautiful things that we've never seen before.”