Greta Van Fleet bassist Sam Kiszka opened up about the band’s latest album, ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’ during an interview with Consequence, and apparently, the reason why they improved the sound of the album is that they wanted to break the boring standards of rock music.
As many of you know, Greta Van Fleet released its debut studio album, ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’ on October 19, 2018. As the band’s first album, it became a great kick-start for future albums as it was the top-selling album in its debut week in the US, selling 80,000 copies, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200.
The band’s debut album was followed by ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’ which is the second studio album by Greta Van Fleet which was released on April 16, 2021, and despite receiving mixed reviews upon its release, the album was nominated for a Kerrang! Award for ‘Best Album.’
During a recent interview, Greta Van Fleet members opened up about the details of their brand new studio album, especially about the expanded and improved sound of it. Since there’s an obvious evolution when it comes to the sound of the album, they were asked about the reason behind their decision to change course.
The band’s bassist Sam Kiszka answered the question and revealed that their motivation behind this innovative sound was the boredom that comes from the stereotype in rock music. Furthermore, Kiszka stressed the fact that all band members are progressive people, thus, it reflects on their work.
Here is what the interviewer asked:
“Listening to this new album, ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate,’ the first couple of years you garnered a lot of comparisons to bands, one in particular – I’m not going to name any names, but you seem to be expanded your sound on this one. There seems to be a lot more of a progressive influence. Can you talk about that evolution and sound from the first couple of EPs, to now this new album?”
Here is what Greta Van Fleet bassist said:
“Well, from a musical standpoint, I would say that it comes from boredom, becoming bored with the kind of norms of what rock music is.
It’s growth, it’s not complacency. We’re progressive people just the way we live, the way we think about politics, the way that we think everybody should be, and I guess pushing the envelope is what I want to say.”
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