“’Broken Bells’ is what the fetter of society does to impact a pure and innocent soul. Our intention is to remove the obligation of generational synthetic expectations; break down these walls and not build new ones,” explains the band’s Sam Kiszka.
The track is from the group’s highly anticipated new album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate, due April 16 via Lava/Republic. It follows previously released album tracks ‘My Way, Soon’ (the band’s fifth #1 single at Active Rock,) ‘Heat Above’ and ‘Age of Machine’. Pre-order the album HERE, and more info on the album website HERE.
The band’s second record, The Battle at Garden’s Gate reflects heavily on the individual members’ personal and spiritual growth during their rapid rise, going from touring the grimy rock bars of Detroit and Saginaw to headlining shows on five continents and selling over one million tickets in just three years.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Greg Kurstin (Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Adele). “There was a lot of self-evolution happening during the writing of this album that was prompted by experiences I had, experiences we all had,” explains vocalist Josh Kiszka. “It’s reflecting a lot of the world that we’ve seen, and I think that it’s reflecting a lot of personal truth,” says guitarist Jake Kiszka.
“Certainly after this, we’ve grown in so many ways,” Josh explains. “This album has taught us a lot, about life in general, about ourselves, about all of us, about the world we live in.”
Forming in Frankenmuth, Michigan back in 2012, Greta Van Fleet consists of three brothers, vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist/keyboardist Sam Kiszka, as well as drummer Danny Wagner.
Together they have performed across multiple continents, sold over two million albums worldwide, performed on ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘The Tonight Show’, and ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, topped the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts with their debut single ‘Highway Tune’ in 2017, won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2019 for From the Fires, and reached #1 on the Billboard charts with their debut full length Anthem of the Peaceful Army in 2018.
In conjunction with the track release, an exclusive limited-edition tie dye vinyl is launching globally and is available in the band’s merch store; more info HERE
THE BATTLE AT GARDEN’S GATE TRACKLISTING
1. Heat Above
2. My Way, Soon
3. Broken Bells
4. Built By Nations
5. Age Of Machine
6. Tears Of Rain
7. Stardust Chords
8. Light My Love
10. The Barbarians
11. Trip To The Light Fantastic
12. The Weight Of Dreams