Greta Van Fleet have released a live video for “Age Of Machine.” Taken from the band’s upcoming album Battle At Garden Gate, “Age Of Machine” was released as a single in December, but the band have now shared a spectacular live video which you can check out below.
In the new live video, “Age Of Machine” is performed in stark, atmospheric monochrome, before it bursts into color, with blues and golds to the fore as the song climaxes. The solo from Jake Kiszka is a particular highlight, and will surely be developed into a lengthy instrumental interlude once the band are able to tour again.
According to singer Josh Kiszka, Battle At Garden’s Gate is, “very dynamic, lyrically speaking. And that’s the human experience. It’s much more than pain or fear; it’s also beauty. People need people, and love is important.”
“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, so a lot of contemplation occurred.”
“It’s reflecting a lot of the world that we’ve seen,” adds Jake Kiszka, “and I think that it’s reflecting a lot of personal truth. What Josh does very well with the lyrics is telling ancient tales with a contemporary application.”
“We realized that while growing up, we had been shielded by many things, and we were unaware of a lot of things,” drummer Danny Wagner adds. “And then we were thrown out into this huge world, and it was a bit of a culture shock at first. But as we started to travel a lot, meet new and different people and experience different cultures, our definition of ‘normal’ changed.”
“I suppose that everything has changed except what got us here in the first place,” concludes bassist Sam Kiszka. “Everything – our perception of the world, perception of life itself, what it means to be an artist, what it means to be part of a beautiful, gorgeous society. We’ve gained a larger understanding of why we’re all here.”
Battle At Garden’s Gate is out on April 16 and can be pre-ordered here.