The War on Drugs | photo by Shawn Brackbill | courtesy of the artist
The War On Drugs bring their infectious new album to NPR and CBS This Morning
It’s been quite the month for The War On Drugs. The Philly-rooted rockers released their fifth studio record, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, on October 29 and followed it up with some live performances. The band is also set to hit the road in November for a world tour that will continue into 2022.
Over the weekend, The War On Drugs made an appearance on CBS This Morning’s Saturday Session, which also marked the television debut of their tracks “Occasional Rain” and “Old Skin.” They also played an intimate rendition of their new track, “Change,” as a web exclusive. The performance was filmed at Boulevard Recording Studio in Los Angeles.
The band recorded a breezy Tiny Desk (Home) Concert for NPR Music at their studio workspace. They played a stacked set of new tracks that included “I Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “Change,” “I Don’t Wanna Wait,” and “Old Skin.” Simultaneously tranquil and contemplative, there’s a sense of slow transformation.
I Don’t Live Here Anymore centers on reconnection, change, and uncertainty, according to the band. Through the gentle keys and meandering riffs, they create a feeling of transition. While they might not have it all figured out, that doesn’t seem to be a problem, and even in their live performances, you can tell there’s a sense of assurance that everything will be okay regardless of the twists and turns you might have to face to get there.
The War on Drugs will play The Met on January 27 and 28. Their show on the 28 is sold out but you can grab tickets to the show on Thursday here.