PIECE BY PEACE…

GRETA VAN FLEET take us inside their highly-an­tic­i­pated de­but, AN­THEM OF THE PEACE­FUL ARMY…

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1 THE RECORD POR­TRAYS MANY POS­I­TIVE MES­SAGES

“We’re all joined to­gether by one com­mon goal: the power of mu­sic,” the Michi­gan group tell K! of the ti­tle of their de­but al­bum. “A sim­ple lyric to unite us all. We are all a part of the ‘peace­ful army’, and our hope is that this al­bum con­veys a mes­sage of peace, love and unity, and el­e­ments of hu­man na­ture.”

2 IT’S THEIR FIRST EVER FUL­L­LENGTH EF­FORT

“We pre­vi­ously re­leased an EP with four songs, then a dou­ble EP with an ad­di­tional four songs,” they ex­plain. “This re­lease is a true re­flec­tion of a com­plete thought. For the past seven years of the ex­is­tence of this band, our goal was to re­lease a full-length al­bum, and now we’ve been given the op­por­tu­nity to do so!”

3 IT CON­TAINS BOTH OLD AND NEW MA­TE­RIAL

“A few songs are ones we’ve been play­ing on tour. For ex­am­ple, You’re The One was writ­ten quite a while ago, but Brave New World was writ­ten in the stu­dio dur­ing the record­ing of the al­bum. We tracked in one room to cre­ate as much of a live set­ting as pos­si­ble. The songs took on new lives as we played them.”

4 THEIR PRO­DUC­ERS HAVE BEEN WITH THE BAND FROM THE START

“Mar­lon Young, Al Sut­ton, and Her­schel Boone helped pro­duce our first EP, dou­ble EP and our ful­l­length. We got into Al’s stu­dio, Rust­belt Stu­dios, about three years ago and the con­nec­tion was ap­par­ent very early on. He was able to help us trans­late what we were mu­si­cally. There’s a cer­tain sym­me­try be­tween us.”

5 THERE ARE MUL­TI­PLE THEMES THROUGH­OUT THE AL­BUM

“Hu­man na­ture, lessons of his­tory, where we’ve been and where we’re go­ing are themes we’ve strived to con­vey. There’s an over­ly­ing theme of evo­lu­tion through­out Age Of Man, whereas The New Day dis­plays how any­thing can change in an in­stant.”

6 AND THEY SPENT A LOT OF TIME WRIT­ING IN ISO­LA­TION

“We wrote for a week in a cabin out in the Great Smoky Moun­tains of Ten­nessee. Not re­ally hav­ing the abil­ity to leave al­lowed us to fo­cus on writ­ing with­out any time or phys­i­cal re­stric­tions. When you have to­tal iso­la­tion, it breeds cre­ative am­bi­tions.” AN­THEM OF THE PEACE­FUL ARMY IS DUE OUT Oc­to­ber 19 via Vir­gin EMI/LAVA Records

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