Indie rock group The War on Drugs is gearing up to release their fourth studio album A Deeper Understanding, due in stores Aug. 25. The album follows 2014's Lost in the Dream and now The Philly band is continuing their dreamy soundscape on the upcoming record. On July 18, they released the latest track "Strangest Thing" from the offering.
The smokey "Strangest Thing" clocks in at 6:41and it progresses from a quiet acoustic strum and melody into a roaring drama leading out with scorching guitars. The newly released track covers sweet sorrow better than any of The War on Drugs' peers at the moment while still offering that glimmer of hope through the atmospheric walls of sound. "Strangest Thing" follows "Thinking of a Place" released on Record Store Day (April 22) and "Holding On" on June 1. From the three tracks already released, The War on Drugs is poised to outdo themselves with Understanding as they perfect the sound fans adore, a throwback to 1980's Americana.
"Strangest Thing" was one of the first songs written and demoed for the upcoming record with final recording sessions taking place at East West Studios in Hollywood, Calif. Understanding is the band's first of two albums on new label Atlantic Records.
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