The War On Drugs’ first new album in over four years, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, is out October 29th via Atlantic Records. Last night, the band kicked off the new season of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performing “Living Proof,” the lauded opener of this long-awaited new record and one of the most personal songs bandleader Adam Granduciel has ever written. “Like a post-quarantine hug” (NPR Music) the “Living Proof” performance, filmed at Boulevard Recording Studio in Los Angeles, captures these six band members -- Granduciel, Robbie Bennett, Charlie Hall, Dave Hartley, Anthony LaMarca, and Jon Natchez -- reuniting for the first time in almost two years.
Over the last 15 years, The War On Drugs have steadily emerged as one of this century’s great rock and roll synthesists. The band’s peerless combination of intricacy and imagination continues to evolve on their fifth studio album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, recorded over three years at seven studios with trusted co-producer/engineer Shawn Everett. It’s an uncommon rock album about one of our most common but daunting processes—resilience in the face of despair—and an expression of rock ’n’ roll’s power to translate our own experience into songs we can share and words that direct our gaze toward the possibility of what is to come.