It seems that fans of Greta Van Fleet won’t have to wait too long for the band’s second album. Singer Josh Kiszka said the band is aiming to release new music in early 2020. In Kiszka’s words, they will have “poured everything” into the work.
The band’s first full-length album, ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army,’ was released last year. Kiszka outlined the band’s plans for the follow-up in an interview with Kerrang.
Expect that the new album to not be an EP. Kiszka said, “It’s intended to be a full release, a full album.” He continued, “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.”
Greta Van Fleet’s rise to popularity has been swift. Kiszka was asked if there was anything left for the band to prove. He replied, “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 the band feels the need to say things about the world and 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.”
In earlier interviews, guitarist, Jake Kiszka said to expect the unexpected. He said the new music would include “more outlandish stuff.” His words were echoed by bassist Sam Kiszka who said that the band’s travels all over the world have added to the experience. “Touring the world, having all these new experiences, has an effect on the colors of our mind. This only skyrockets our creativity, because we get to see so many beautiful things that we’ve never seen before.”
As 2019 wraps up, expect updates from the band on when fans can expect new music to arrive.