'Anthem of the Peaceful Army': Greta Van Fleet announce new song 'Watching Over' and reveal the release date for their album
'Anthem of the Peaceful Army' is the band's debut album following their two EPs which were released in 2017, 'Black Snake Rising' and ' From the Fires'.
After revealing the title of their debut album, 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army', Greta Van Fleet has now revealed the date of the album. The Michigan rockers-consisting of Jake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass, keyboards), Josh Kiszka (vocals) and Danny Wagner (drums)- as already suspected, are indeed releasing their album on October 19 via Lava/Republic Records.
While several fans who had received letters from the band for signing up to the 'Peaceful Army' speculated the exact date of the album release, fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant-grat track. Moreover, the band has also unveiled a new song off the album called 'Watching Over'. The ten originals, which are collectively written by all four band members, explore a range of subjects like love, innocence, adventure, diversity, and peace.
Listen to their latest song below:
Produced by Marlon Young, Al Sutton and Herschel Boone (aka 'The Rust Brothers'), 'Anthem of the Peaceful Army' is the band's debut album following their two EPs which were released in 2017, 'Black Smoke Rising' and ' From the Fires'. While the album was recorded earlier this year at the Blackbird Studios in Nashville and Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, in Michigan, their first single, 'When the Curtain Falls', arrived in July. The music video to the single soon followed and was released in August. While the song is already among the Top 10 tracks with more than 13 million streams, the video has managed to receive over 1.7 million views.
With wholehearted affection we share news of our forthcoming album, Anthem of The Peaceful Army, available October 19. Until then, you can pre-order, or simply enjoy our newest song "Watching Over." Hearken and ruminate! https://t.co/zniMhvwY8V pic.twitter.com/AL9lHeuUmj— Greta Van Fleet (@GretaVanFleet) September 7, 2018
Speaking about working on their new disc, and how it was different from their first two EPs, Jake told DOMKcast, "It has some commonalities, but as far as [how] those two things differ, we had the ability to sit down with all the material that have written and go, 'Okay, now we have the ability to put something together that is a complete thought.' Whereas EPs are just kind of concepts — just short pieces — where now we have something that is one full complete thought...In the similar light to 'Black Smoke Rising' and 'From The Fires', there was a collection of material that spanned probably about three years ago and material that was written right on the spot. And as we went along, [we would go], 'Okay, this song kind of fits here, and that leads to this,' and that helped us navigate what we wanted to put on the album.[sic]"
Greta Van Fleet first gained prominence in March 2017 following the release of their debut single 'Highway Tune' which remained on the No.1 position of the US rock radio chart for almost five consecutive weeks, and on Canada's active rock radio chart for nine weeks straight.
'Anthem Of The Peaceful City' tracklisting:
01. Age Of Man
02. The Cold Wind
03. When The Curtain Falls
04. Watching Over
05. Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)
06. You’re The One
07. The New Day
08. Mountain Of The Sun
09. Brave New World