The serenity of The War On Drugs’ sound is addictive. ‘Strangest Thing’ is the latest single from Adam Granduciel and co. ahead of their new album A Deeper Understanding. The band went through a seemingly endless collection of recordings they made in New York and LA to pick out the material that was to make up their fourth album. ‘Strangest Thing’ captures what I love about this band – an otherworldliness achieved through gorgeous reverbed guitars and steady and consistent rhythm.The addition of a magical guitar solo brings it close to being the perfect track to highlight their return. 2014’s Lost in the Dream is a tough act to follow their first album since signing with Atlantic Records is shaping up to be a worthy follow-up.
Words: Will Hunt
Label: Atlantic Records