“I Don’t Live Here Anymore” is the band’s first album in four years and will be released on October 29 via Atlantic.
The band had teased the record this week, sharing a snippet of a new song on Instagram, and full details of the album have now arrived, alongside a video for the lead single “Living Proof.”
“I Don’t Live Here Anymore,” which follows 2017’s “A Deeper Understanding”, was recorded at seven studios, including Electric Lady in New York and Sound City in Los Angeles. A note announcing the album on the band’s official website calls it “an unusual rock album about one of our most common but intimidating processes: resilience in the face of despair.”
Listen to “Living Proof” and check out the illustration and song list for “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” below.
1. “Living proof”
2. “The dream of Harmonia”
4. “I don’t want to wait”
6. “I don’t live here anymore”
7. “Old skin”
9. ‘The rings around my father’s eyes’
10. “Occasional rain”
The group is preparing to take “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” on a world tour which will begin in the United States next January.
After ending the US date streak in late February, the band will then travel to Europe in March, playing four UK dates, including a massive London gig at the O2.
See the new UK and Irish tour dates for The War On Drugs below. Tickets go on sale here Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. BST.
11 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
12 – London, the O2
14 – Dublin, 3Arena
16 – Leeds, first direct arena
18 – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
Earlier this month, ahead of the album’s announcement, the band reportedly shot a new music video in a barn somewhere in the United States. “A fun movie shoot in our barn today for an upcoming album from Adam Granduciel and his band, The War On Drugs,” the barn owner wrote in a Facebook post which was later shared on Reddit.
Last November, Granduciel shared an update on the band’s upcoming album. “In March, I would have told you that it was 80% done, and now, looking back, it was actually 40%,” he said. “Some songs have since been reinvented, which has been a blessing. Some songs only had one more layer of mud removed. ”