The new song is the first preview of the band’s upcoming third album, “Starcatcher,” which will be released on July 21.
Greta Van Fleet has announced that the release of their third studio album, Starcatcher, on July 21 through Lava/Republic Records. It is the sequel to The Battle At Garden’s Gate from 2021.
The band recorded the album in Nashville during sessions with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb that guitarist Jake Kiszka described as “very instinctual.” The Michigan band used the question “What is this consciousness that we have, and where did it come from?” as the focus of their new album Starcatcher. They also delved deeper into their mythological lore by reviving concepts from earlier works like 2021’s The Battle at Garden’s Gate.
The Battle at Garden’s Gate, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and at the top of other US rock charts in 2021, was the final album to come out before Starcatcher.
The drummer of the band shared, “We had this idea that we wanted to tell these stories to build a universe, We wanted to introduce characters and motifs and these ideas that would come about here and there throughout our careers through this world.”
Jake added, “If anything, the record is our perspective and sums up where we are as a group and individually as musicians, Meeting The Master’ peers into an esoteric world heeded by the word of a wise teacher,” according to the group. “Sung in the voice of a devout believer, and eventual group exclamation, the song details the love these fervent followers have for their teacher and their firm belief in his vision. It’s an exotic spiritual journey. A dark comedy that inevitably ends in chaos.”