The War on Drugs have shared their new single, “Change.”
The six-minute single is the final preview of their upcoming album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, out this Friday via Atlantic. The track is all about how difficult it can be to move forward and make changes. Throughout the track, frontman Adam Granduciel sings lines like, “There are so many ways/ Our love could make it through/ But it’s so damn hard to make the change.”
Listen to “Change” below.
I Don’t Live Here Anymore marks the band’s fifth studio album. It’ll be their first release in four years, following 2017’s A Deeper Understanding. Band leader Adam Granduciel, bassist Dave Hartley and multi-instrumentalist Anthony LaMarca began creating the album during a retreat to New York in early 2018 then continued to record the 10-track album over the next three years.
Revisit the tracklist for I Don’t Live Here Anymore below.
I Don’t Live Here Anymore Tracklist:
01 – “Living Proof:
02 – “Harmonia’s Dream”
03 – “Change”
04 – “I Don’t Wanna Wait”
05 – “Victim”
06 – “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”
07 – “Old Skin”
08 – “Wasted”
09 – “Rings Around My Father’s Eyes”
10 – “Occasional Rain”
The announcement on the band’s official website says their “particular combination of intricacy and imagination animates the 10 songs of I Don’t Live Here Anymore, buttressing the feelings of Granduciel’s personal odyssey.”
“It’s 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.”
“Change” is a perfect preview of that, as The War On Drugs continue to define their own sound. This genre-bending tune sets the tone for the album, which fans can look forward to on October 29th.