GRETA VAN FLEET's Second Album Will 'Definitely' Arrive In 2019

GRETA VAN FLEET's Second Album Will 'Definitely' Arrive In 2019

GRETA VAN FLEET bassist Sam Kiszka has confirmed to Australia's Heavy magazine that the band has already begun compiling ideas for the follow-up to last year's "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army". "We were actually talking, and we all decided earlier this month that we need to do a record as soon as possible," he said (hear audio below). "So the one thing I can say right now is that you can definitely expect Album 2 in 2019."

Asked if it's a daunting process heading into GRETA VAN FLEET's second album or if he is excited about the challenge, Sam said: "I'm very excited about it… I think that if you think about it too much, then it becomes unnatural, and it's very easy to be caught up in that. So, yeah, I think we're just gonna do what we do, and we're gonna make the music that we wanna hear, and we're gonna grow musically. There's a lot of stuff that we're working on right now that's very exciting and very new and we're going places that we've never been before — literally and figuratively. But I think Album 2 is going to be very worldly. Touring the world — seeing Japan, seeing Australia — and having all these new experiences, in a way, those sounds of… the colors of our mind get put into the record like that. This only skyrockets our creativity, because we get to see so many beautiful things that we've never seen before… This is a great life."

"Anthem Of The Peaceful Army" debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's rock chart and No. 3 on the all-genre albums chart last year. It has also reached the Top 10 in Canada, Italy and Germany.

Since its April 2017 breakthrough with the song "Highway Tune", GRETA VAN FLEET has also put out two EPs and has performed on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".

Last month, GRETA VAN FLEET scored four Grammy Award nominations, one for each major rock category — "Best Rock Album", "Best Rock Song", "Best Rock Performance" — and a "Best New Artist" nod.

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