US rock outfit Greta Van Fleet look set to shake things up in the near future, with the quartet revealing that album number two is going to be quite a bit different to their debut.
Over the last couple of years, there has been plenty said about Detroit rock group Greta Van Fleet. Whether it’s their commanding performances, soaring vocals, or comparisons to Led Zeppelin, the group have been turning heads wherever they go.
Having released their debut album – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army – back in October and scoring critical acclaim at almost every turn, the band seem to have hit upon a winning formula.
However, it looks like the next record might feature a bit of experimentation, with Jake and Sam Kiszka revealing to NME that the band are already hard at work on new material.
“There’s a little evolution, I suppose, with everything,” guitarist Jake Kiska explained. “We’re working on something quite different.
“It’s interesting, because we never know exactly what an album is going to look like – it can only be so premeditated.
“But as it sort of unfolds now, it’s an example of where we are musically right now. It’s definitely much different than Anthem Of The Peaceful Army would have been.”
“I think it’s really the next step in the evolution of what we want to do,” adds bassist Sam Kiska.
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While Jake notes that the group have a “little bit more leniency” when it comes to thinking outside the box, it doesn’t mean that Greta Van Fleet are set to do a complete turnaround with their sound.
“I think as far as the intent goes, it’s just incorporating more sounds, more tones, more styles of music, perhaps, and taking a step in the cinematic direction,” offers Sam.
“I suppose another question on this album as well was, like, ‘What hasn’t been done and how many rules can we break?'” asks Jake. “‘Cause that’s when you really start creating something unique.”
Although the band have previously said that album number two is expected at some point in 2019, no further details have been provided at this point.
However, there’s every chance that fans will get a chance to hear fresh tunes later this year, when Greta Van Fleet touch down on Aussie shores to perform a number of rescheduled dates from earlier in 2019.
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Greta Van Fleet Australian Tour 2019
Tuesday, September 3rd
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, September 6th
Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, September 7th
Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets available from Live Nation