Philly indie favorites The War on Drugs have released I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the second single from their forthcoming album of the same name, following Living Proof.
A meticulous windswept epic, I Don’t Live Here Anymore is a perfect primer for those new to the band. The heartland rock influences that permeate the rest of the group’s catalog loom large in the song’s bubbling synth undertones, booming drums, triumphant electric guitar leads, and the reach-for-the-nosebleeds chorus, which features some vocal assistance from special guests Lucius.
Armed with a couple of his favorite Fender offset guitars, the band’s frontman and guitarist, Adam Granduciel, vividly explores anxiety, nostalgia and romantic longing in the song’s lyrics, while referencing both passively and literally one of his other major influences, Bob Dylan.
You can check out the song’s beautifully-shot music video, directed by Emmett Malloy, below.
I Don’t Live Here Anymore follows 2017’s A Deeper Understanding, which netted the group Best Rock Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards, and 2020’s Live Drugs.
Out October 29 on Atlantic Records, the album was co-produced by Granduciel with Shawn Everett, and took three years of recording in seven studios to make. You can check out the record’s cover art and track list below.
To preorder I Don’t Live Here Anymore, stop by The War on Drugs’ website.
The War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore:
- Living Proof
- Harmonia’s Dream
- I Don’t Wanna Wait
- I Don’t Live Here Anymore
- Old Skin
- Rings Around My Father’s Eyes
- Occasional Rain