- Publish Date
- Friday, 23 July 2021, 10:00AM
The War On Drugs have announced 'I Don’t Live Here Anymore', their first studio album in four years, out October 29th.
In conjunction with today’s announcement, they present its first song/video, “Living Proof.” J
Just a month after The War On Drugs’ 'A Deeper Understanding' received the 2018 Grammy for Best Rock Album, the core of bandleader Adam Granduciel, bassist Dave Hartley, and multi-instrumentalist Anthony LaMarca retreated to upstate New York to jam and cut new demos, working outside of the predetermined roles each member plays in the live setting.
One of the most memorable sessions occurred in May 2019 at Electro-Vox, in which the band’s entire line-up — rounded out by keyboardist Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall, and saxophonist Jon Natchez — convened to record the affecting album opener "Living Proof". Typically, Granduciel assembles The War On Drugs records from reams of overdubs, like a kind of rock ‘n’ roll jigsaw puzzle. But for "Living Proof" the track came together in real time, as the musicians drew on their chemistry as a live unit to summon some extemporaneous magic. The immediacy of the performance was appropriate for one of the most personal songs Granduciel has ever written.