Just in time to ring in autumn, The War on Drugs return with their new album. I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the rock band’s first record in four years and fifth overall, arrives today via Atlantic. Take a listen below via Apple Music or Spotfiy.
I Don’t Live Here Anymore is 10 tracks total, and features the previously-released singles “Living Proof” and the title track, the latter featuring background vocals from Lucius. Sonically, the record blends The War on Drugs’ heartland-rock roots with a bit of an ’80s sheen, at once recalling the homey feel of Bob Dylan and the grandiose arena jams of Bruce Springsteen.
The band began writing the album shortly after frontman Adam Granduciel welcomed his first child back in 2019 — also named Bruce, naturally — and its lyrics expectedly ponder themes of fatherhood as well as the human experience on a broader scale.
“I keep coming back to it as a record of movement, of pushing forward, of trying to realize that version of our most fulfilled life, in spite of forces at every turn pushing down and trying to break you,” Granduciel explained in a press release.
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I Don’t Live Here Anymore Tracklist:
01. Living Proof
02. Harmonia’s Dream
04. I Don’t Wanna Wait
06. I Don’t Live Here Anymore
07. Old Skin
09. Rings Around My Father’s Eyes
10. Occasional Rain