The War On Drugs gave their fans a unique chance to hear their album earlier this week, for just 24 hours, before the stream disappeared into thin air. Now, fans get their opportunity to own the stellar A Deeper Understanding and it is worth every dollar.
For the Philadelphia band, the new album marks the end of a three-year hiatus since their last album Lost in the Dream, and is their first project in a new deal with Atlantic Records. Frontman Adam Granduciel told our own Steve Hyden this week “the biggest draw for me (to sign with Atlantic) was that I had the freedom to make a record the way I wanted,” and that he could foresee the band’s new major label status as the first step towards War On Drugs playing arenas someday.
For Granduciel specifically, recording the 10-song album was an enjoyable and refreshing experience, and even downright fun. “Making music is fun and uncovering those moments is fun,” he said. “Having a small idea, working on it, maybe not recording it, and then one night just deciding to push record and then two hours later you have the bones of this new song and you’re like, ‘Oh man, I’m so happy I pushed record.’ That’s the most fun there is.”
Stream The War On Drugs’ new album A Deeper Understanding below, and purchase on iTunes here.