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Greta Van Fleet debut powerful new single, Broken Bells

On new single Broken Bells, Sam Kiszka says Greta Van Fleet aim to "break down these walls and not build new ones".

Greta Van Fleet debut powerful new single, Broken Bells
Words:
Emily Carter

Ahead of the release of upcoming album The Battle At Garden's Gate next month, Greta Van Fleet have shared another new single.

The band's latest effort, entitled Broken Bells, follows Heat Above, Age Of Machine and My Way, Soon, and according to Sam Kiszka, is about "what the fetter of society does to impact a pure and innocent soul. Our intention is to remove the obligation of generational synthetic expectations; break down these walls and not build new ones."

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Describing the growth between 2018’s Anthem Of The Peaceful Army debut and now, Sam continues, "I suppose that everything has changed except what got us here in the first place: our perception of the world, perception of life itself, what it means to be an artist, what it means to be part of a beautiful, gorgeous society. We’ve gained a larger understanding of why we’re all here.”

"Certainly after this, we’ve grown in so many ways,” adds frontman Josh Kiszka. "This album has taught us a lot, about life in general, about ourselves, about all of us, about the world we live in.”

"We realised that while growing up, we had been shielded by many things,” says drummer Danny Wagner. "As we started to travel a lot, meet new and different people and experience different cultures, our definition of ​‘normal’ changed.”

"It’s reflecting a lot of the world that we’ve seen, and I think that it’s reflecting a lot of personal truth,” concludes guitarist Jake Kiszka.

The Battle At Garden's Gate is due out on April 16 via Lava / Republic. Check out Broken Bells below:

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