The War On Drugs gave their fans an update on their anticipated follow-up album to 2014’s Lost in the Dream on Thursday morning. In a post on their social media outlets, the band revealed that their upcoming LP will be titled A Deeper Understanding, and is set for release on August 25 via Atlantic Records. The new album will be the first of two albums put out through their new label, having signed with Atlantic back in March after being a part of the Secretly Canadian family for their first three LP releases.
In addition to giving their fans an update on the new album, the band also released a new single in “Holding On,” a nearly six-minute track with a similar tempo and feel to “Burning” off their last LP. “Holding On,” which can be heard in the video above, follows “Thinking of a Place,” the album’s first single that came out back in April as a Record Store Day exclusive release.
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The band is led by their primary songwriter, singer and guitarist in Adam Granduciel, who is appropriately featured on the cover art for A Deeper Understanding. The War On Drugs are currently set to begin promotion on their upcoming album with a fall tour starting on Sept. 21 in Philadelphia, PA, and wrapping on Nov. 27 in Stockholm. Their fall run will take the band across North America, into the U.K. and through Europe, as they begin the first phase of their new album cycle to close out 2017.
In related news, The War on Drugs just added a second date at Denver's Ogden Theatre on Oct. 15 after selling out their first show. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, June 2, at 10am; get yours by clicking here. And for select tickets to other shows on their upcoming tour later in the year, click here.