The young rockers who have experienced a whirlwind of success now have something to show for it and have released a music video for the brand new track, "My Way, Soon. That's just what they've done on "My Way, Soon" as Greta Van Fleet reflect on the transition in their lives from school-age kids making music in the garage to touring musicians with rapidly growing popularity around the world. This is my truth, how I feel about all of our travels, but I know it echoes the experiences and changes of perspectives for Jake, Sam, and Danny as well," said singer Josh Kiszka. Watch the music for "My Way, Soon" further down the page and read along with the lyrics, which can be found below as well. And then we were thrown out into this huge world, and it was a bit of a culture shock at first. Bassist Sam Kiszka added, "We've seen how people live in different parts of the world and we've developed intrinsic respect for different cultures and people. We've gone from driving down a highway to a show and seeing endless miles of shantytowns in Sao Paulo, to playing some of the richest places on earth. It surprises me how similar we all are," commented guitarist Jake Kiszka. I have yet to wander Many miles far yonder And with so much left to ponder I choose the road.
Josh Kiszka was watching an ice cube rise and fall in his drink at 2 a. The movements of the ice made him think of a favorite philosopher, the late British theologist Alan Watts, who described human existence as a kind of ebb and flow. Is there an afterlife? I think I would rather cease to exist.
Whilst driving to gigs, the first-time world travelers passed many unfamiliar sights, from the favelas in Sao Paulo to the Gold Coast of Australia and everywhere in between, meeting and enjoying conversations with fans and other musicians, which opened up new worlds to them. To cap off the change-filled era, the quartet moved from Michigan to Nashville, immersing themselves in Music City's rich history. The melding of all these experiences opened their eyes to amazing new worlds of culture, history, philosophy and spirituality, which ushered in an entirely new way of looking at life and the approach to their music. Accordingly, Greta Van Fleet poured everything that they experienced into these new songs and the music reflects their spiritual and intellectual growth, increased awareness of the inequalities plaguing the modern world, and deep empathy for what other people are going through. But as we started to travel a lot, meet new and different people and experience different cultures, our definition of 'normal' changed. We've gained a larger understanding of why we're all here.
Their debut single, " Highway Tune ", topped the Billboard U. Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts in September for four weeks in a row. Their debut full-length studio album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army , was released on October 19, , and topped the Billboard Rock Album charts in the first week after its release. The album's first single, " When the Curtain Falls ", was released ahead of it in July and became the band's third number-one single on the U. Billboard Mainstream Rock charts. Hauck left the band in October and was replaced as drummer by the brothers' good friend Danny Wagner the same year. The initial guitar riff for " Highway Tune " was cited by guitarist Jake Kiszka as being written as early back as ,  but the song, released as a single in March ,   was only recorded after Danny Wagner had become the band's new drummer. On February 28, , a live EP was recorded in one take and released on June 7,