Greta Van Fleet performed their recent single “Heat Above” on Wednesday night’s (April 14) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! You can check it out below.
Their “Kimmel” appearance marks the fourth national late night show Greta Van Fleet has performed on. The band previously appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in December 2020, performed two songs on Saturday Night Live in January 2019, and played The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in July 2018.
“Heat Above” is taken from Greta Van Fleet’s sophomore LP The Battle At Garden’s Gate, which will arrive tomorrow – April 16 – via Lava/Republic Records.
“‘Heat Above’ is theatrical, eloquent, and exaggerated,” explains the group. “This is a dream in the clouds, a moment of peace in the storm. Thematically, we are dead center in the cult of Heaven, surreal, strange, alive and free.”
The Battle At Garden’s Gate reflects heavily on the group’s personal and spiritual growth, as well as deepening empathy for the struggles and inequalities others are experiencing.
“We realized that while growing up, we had been shielded by many things,” describes drummer Danny Wagner. “As we started to travel a lot, meet new and different people and experience different cultures, our definition of ‘normal’ changed.” Bassist Sam Kiszka adds, “I suppose that everything has changed except what got us here in the first place…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.”
The Battle At Garden’s Gate 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.