GRETA VAN FLEET have shared the new track “Sacred The Thread”, from their forthcoming third studio album “Starcatcher”

The new track is the latest to arrive from the forthcoming album, which arrives on July 21 on Lava/Republic/EMI Records.

Sacred The Thread” is apparently an ode to GRETA VAN FLEET frontman Josh Kiszka‘s love of wearing jumpsuits, with lyrics that read: ‘The sequins tripping on the light / Woah / I feel it hugging me so tight’ and I see me / Through colours gems and trim / Unraveled / The glow that was once dim’.

Kiszka explains: “I always like to think that some people’s first impression of Greta Van Fleet in concert is, ‘Wow, these guys really like dressing to the left and blowing shit up, this song is particularly important to me because it’s about my jumpsuits.”

Starcatcher” was recorded with producer Dave Cobb at RCA Studios in Nashville, and finds GRETA VAN FLEET exploring “the duality of fantasy versus reality and the contrast between light and darkness.”

“We had this idea that we wanted to tell these stories to build a universe,” says drummer Danny Wagner. “We wanted to introduce characters and motifs and these ideas that would come about here and there throughout our careers through this world.”

“When I imagine the world of Starcatcher, I think of the cosmos,” explains bassist and keyboard player Sam Kizska. “It makes me ask a lot of questions, like ‘Where did we come from?’ or ‘What are we doing here?’ But it’s also questions like, ‘What is this consciousness that we have, and where did it come from?’”

“We didn’t really have to force or be intense about writing, because everything that happened was very instinctual,” adds frontman Jake Kizska. “If anything, the record is our perspective, and sums up where we are as a group and individually as musicians.”

This summer, GRETA VAN FLEET are set to head out on their Starcatcher world tour, with the first show taking place on July 24 in Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena. You can get the full listing of GRETA VAN FLEET tour dates below.

GRETA VAN FLEET “Starcatcher” 2023 tour dates:

Jul 24: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Jul 27: Fort Worth Dickies Arena, FX
Jul 28: Houston Toyota Center, TX
Jul 31: Denver Ball Arena, CO
Aug 02: Salt Lake City Vivint Arena, UT
Aug 04: Seattle Climate Pledge Arena, WA
Aug 05: Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum, OR
Aug 08: Oakland Oakland Arena, CA
Aug 10: Los Angeles The Kia Forum, CA
Aug 12: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, NV
Sep 03: St. Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN
Sep 06: Chicago Allstate Arena, IL
Sep 08: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI
Sep 11: Washington Capital One Arena, DC
Sep 12: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Sep 15: Boston TD Garden, MA
Sep 19: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA
Sep 22: Indianapolis Gainbridge Fieldhouse, IN
Sep 23: Cleveland Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, OH
Nov 06: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Nov 08: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Nov 09: Paris Accor Arena, France
Nov 12: Brussels Forest National, Belgium
Nov 14: London OVO Arena Wembley, UK
Nov 16: Dublin 3Arena, Ireland
Nov 19: Manchester AO Arena, UK
Nov 20: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
Nov 26: Copenhagen Forum, Denmark
Nov 28: Munich Zenith, Germany
Nov 30: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Dec 03: Barcelona Sant Jordi Club, Spain
Dec 04: Madrid WiZink Center, Spain
Dec 06: Lisbon Campo Pequeno, Portugal

“Starcatcher” tracklisting:

Fate Of The Faithful
Waited All Your Life
The Falling Sky
Sacred The Thread
Runway Blues
The Indigo Streak
Frozen Light
The Archer
Meeting The Master
Farewell For No