"Safari Song," the second single from Greta Van Fleet's debut EP Black Smoke Rising (Lava/Republic Records), explodes out of the box this week as the #2 Most Added track at Active Rock radio with 15 adds. "Safari Song" follows the band's breakout hit "Highway Tune" that occupied the #1 spot on the Mainstream Radio Rock chart for five consecutive weeks, has to date logged 6.4-million Spotify plays, as well as 3.4-million YouTube views for the companion music video.
"We were doing some writing and recording at Plymouth Rock, an old Michigan church that had been converted into a recording studio," said Greta Van Fleet vocalist Josh Kiszka. "We were playing a bunch of old blues songs and Jake came up with this riff that I fell in love with. It had this complexity, this mixture of jungle music and blues, and it made me think of a safari, hence the title. As an ode to our love of the blues, the lyrics were written as a narrative, the way that many blues lyrics have been written."
With already more than a million Spotify plays, check out "Safari Song" HERE.