Classic rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet have returned with their first new song in over a year, “My Way, Soon.”
The track is a brisk rocker with a groove that shifts between a shuffle and a stomp, while plenty of spindly guitar lines peel out over top. Frontman Josh Kiszka, with his Robert Plant-esque wail, sings, “I’ve packed my bags and I’ve got my freedom/I’ve sacked the rules so I don’t have to heed them/I’ll bet on a chance if I’ve just got one/I’ll throw out the plans and live with no burden.”
“My Way, Soon” arrives with a music video, which was shot, edited and directed by the band. It boasts a grainy Super 8-style aesthetic and is packed with footage of Greta Van Fleet on stage, on the road and messing around behind-the-scenes.
“My Way, Soon” is expected to appear on Greta Van Fleet’s next album, which the band is still working on, according to a statement. Drummer Danny Wagner said the record was heavily inspired by the band’s travels over the past two years, and how their worldview broadened after leaving their Michigan hometown: “We realized that while growing up, we had been shielded by a lot of things, we were unaware of a lot of things,” he said. “And then we were thrown out into this huge world, and it was a bit of a culture shock at first.”
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Guitarist Jake Kiszka added, “The more we’ve seen — different cultures, people, and traditions — we’ve also seen a similarity between ourselves and these different cultures. It surprises me how similar we all are.”
Greta Van Fleet released their debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, in 2018.