GRETA VAN FLEET has released a performance video for the song “Tears Of Rain” as part of the Grammy-winning band’s “Candlelight Sessions”. The track is taken from the group’s sophomore studio album, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate”, which came out on April 16 via Lava/Republic Records.
A bold evolution from the band’s 2018 full-length debut “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army”, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate” came together primarily on the road or while in the studio after the runaway success of 2017’s “Highway Tune” led to the band packing up, leaving home, and eagerly soaking up new experiences on an extended road trip around the world.
In general, the album’s arrangements are spacious and leisurely, giving the music pleasing dynamics, as the band touches on all manners of rock ‘n’ roll. “The Battle At Garden’s Gate” is cinematic, capturing the breathtaking energy of an exciting fight scene or the smoldering passion of a brooding, heroic protagonist saving the day. The new music also illustrates that the members of GRETA VAN FLEET are paving the way for a new generation of musicians — ones that use rock ‘n’ roll’s foundational elements to build an entirely new sonic blueprint.
Sonically, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate” also feels bracingly modern, an embodiment of genre-blended musical freedom. Recorded in Los Angeles with Greg Kurstin (FOO FIGHTERS, PAUL MCCARTNEY), the album is ambitious and expansive, marked by epic journeys such as the second single, “Age Of Machine”, and the Top 5 rock hit “My Way, Soon”, which boasts a towering chorus hook and rip-it-up-and-start-again lyrics.
“The Battle At Garden’s Gate” is a reflection of GRETA VAN FLEET‘s journey into the present. With string orchestras, explorative songs, and the band building a visual story with every track, it has an elevated elegance unseen yet from the young band. It explores the boundaries of the group’s artistry, with physical copies of the record featuring a stunning 16-page booklet full of mythical, transcendent visuals and metaphysical symbols for each track.
In three years, GRETA VAN FLEET (Josh Kiszka on vocals, Jake Kiszka on guitars, Sam Kiszka on bass and keyboards, and Danny Wagner on drums) went from touring the grimy rock bars of Detroit and Saginaw to headlining shows on five continents with audiences triple their hometown’s population. The band that once attracted crowds of teens to improvised forest concerts, have now sold over one million tickets worldwide.
“The Battle At Garden’s Gate” Track-listing
- Heat Above
- My Way, Soon
- Broken Bells
- Built by Nations
- Age of Machine
- Tears of Rain
- Stardust Chords
- Light My Love
- The Barbarians
- Trip the Light Fantastic
- The Weight of Dreams