The War on Drugs Return With “Living Proof”

The single arrives ahead of the group’s forthcoming LP I Don’t Live Here Anymore, out October 29 via Atlantic.

Following 2017’s A Deeper Understanding and last fall’s live album Live Drugs, The War on Drugs has officially returned with a title, a release date, and a lead single for their fifth album. I Don’t Live Here Anymore is coming October 29 on Atlantic Records, and the group has shared the first single, which happens to be the album’s opener, called “Living Proof.” The new track comes with a video by Emmett  Malloy, which captures exactly what a War on Drugs song sounds like: riding in an old, rusty truck down a dirt road with a guitar in the passenger seat, shadows of tree limbs passing overhead.

I Don’t Live Here Anymore came together over the course of three years in seven different studios. A press release explains that “Living Proof” was recorded May 2019 with the band’s entire line-up, along with keyboardist Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall, and saxophonist Jon Natchez, at Electro-Vox. Different from how Adam Granduciel usually puzzle-pieces layers and overdubs together, the album opener was recorded live.  

Experience it below, and pre-order I Don’t Live Here Anymore here.


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