Greta Van Fleet is staring down a potentially very busy 2020 that is looking to include the release of their second studio album, the follow-up to 2018’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army.
Frontman Josh Kiszka said in an interview with Kerrang!, “It’s intended to be a full release, a full album. 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. We’re super excited about it.”
Kiszka calls the album “…the next step I think, in the evolution and the sound of this band,” and he also noted, “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. I don’t think we 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.”
The last piece of new music from GVF came in the form of “Always There,” which is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film A Million Little Pieces, the film adaption of the infamous 2003 memoir by James Frey.
In a statement on the song, GVF shares, “‘Always There’ was originally recorded for inclusion on ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army,’ but it was ultimately decided the song didn’t fit the tone of the album. Thus, it appeared to us serendipitous when ‘A Million Little Pieces’ requested to use it in the film’s soundtrack.”