“A moment of peace in the storm”: Watch Greta Van Fleet’s captivating live video for Heat Above
“Heat Above is theatrical, eloquent, and exaggerated,” say the band. “This is a dream in the clouds, a moment of peace in the storm. Thematically, we are dead centre in the cult of Heaven, surreal, strange, alive and free.”
The song opens up GVF’s highly-anticipated new album The Battle At Garden’s Gate, which is set for release on April 16 via Lava / Republic. Describing the growth between 2018’s Anthem Of The Peaceful Army debut and now, bassist Sam Kiszka says, “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,” continues 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.
Watch Greta Van Fleet perform Heat Above below:
And check out the wonderful official video:
Greta Van Fleet’s rise to rock’s big leagues felt, to its four young members, like “being shot out of a cannon”. So when burnout and a global pandemic brought them back down to Earth, how did they not only keep the train on the tracks, but return with an album of epic proportions and ambition? Josh and Sam Kiszka take us inside The Battle At Garden’s Gate, and the fight to block out the world…
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