Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising
Black Smoke Rising is the first studio EP by American rock band Greta Van Fleet. It was released digitally on April 21, 2017, and physically on August 7, 2017 by Republic Records.
Greta Van Fleet Black Smoke Rising is the first EP containing the single “Highway Tune” which topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Rock stations in September 2017. A second single, “Safari Song”, reached number two. The EP was later packed together with four more songs to create From the Fires, a double EP released on November 10, 2017.
The songs were recorded at Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, Michigan in just three days in 2016. Black Smoke Rising was planned to be the first of three EP’s that would make an album when all released. Its cover art was designed by Josh and Jake.
The song “Highway Tune” was released as a single on March 31, 2017, and topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Rock stations in September 2017. On April 18, 2017 the music video for the song “Highway Tune” was released exclusively on Loudwire.
On April 21, 2017 they were named Apple Music’s new artist of the week. A second single, “Safari Song”, was released in October 2017, and peaked at number 1 on the same chart in February 2018.