The War On Drugs announce their fourth full-length album, A Deeper Understanding, out August 25th via Atlantic Records.
A Deeper Understanding is the band’s first album since 2014’s universally acclaimed Lost in the Dream, and their debut album with Atlantic.
Following the Record Store Day release of the 11-minute ‘Thinking of a Place,’ The War On Drugs present the album’s lead single, ‘Holding On.’
Listen to ‘Holding On’ here:
The War On Drugs’ frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for his Philadelphia-based sextet as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker—but, above all, to busy himself in work. Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today’s modern landscape.
Calling on his bandmates – bassist Dave Hartley, keyboarding Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez -- continuously throughout the process, the result is a “band record” in the noblest sense.