Theatrical and Ethereal
In just a few weeks, Greta Van Fleet are releasing a new record – their sophomore rock album. Ahead of that, the band dropped “Heat Above,” it’s lead single, alongside its own music video.
The song and video are both sophisticated and suave for a piece of rock music. There is an air of maturity felt in the track that proves the band’s growth over time. Having not released music in a few years, this return connects the band’s old work with their upcoming record.
“Heat Above” features the four-piece in white, sequined outfits against a white backdrop. It’s elegant and graceful for a once rowdy, rocking group. Their grit is still their musically, but it’s found within something new and stylish that fans are loving.
Memorable guitar riffs and a stiff bass line pound through the track in a way that’s never been done before. All boundaries once set by these mainstream rockers have been crossed, leaving behind a slick group of musicians. “Heat Above” is this grown-up revival of the beloved band.
Greta Van Fleet themselves note that ““Heat Above’ is theatrical, eloquent, and exaggerated. This is a dream in the clouds, a moment of peace in the storm. Thematically, we are dead center in the cult of Heaven, surreal, strange, alive and free.”
Everything Greta Van Fleet Has Prepared For
On April 16, Greta Van Fleet are returning on the music scene with a brand new record. The Michigan natives last released an album in 2018. That experimental rock record, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, followed up the Grammy-winning 2017 EP, From the Fires.
The third album (second full-length) is titled The Battle at Garden’s Gate. If “Heat Above” is any indicator of the album’s style, it’s more mature than previous releases.
The level of talent Greta Fan Fleet has between it’s four members (The Kiszka brothers and friend Danny Wagner) is off the charts. Since their first hit, “Highway Tune,” they have been compared to the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Struts. Rockers new and old have praised the band for the eclectic style and classic rock roots.
Now, The Battle at Garden’s Gate, is setting the band up for a new era of rock. It’s not as classic or as experimental, but it’s just as hard-hitting. It’s the perfect balance of dreamy instrumentation and dive bar growling. The band’s professionalism as musicians has allowed them to take risks with their skills and influences. This freedom has led up to this newly cohesive, but still head-banging moment in music.