Episode 221: The War On Drugs

“I Don’t Live Here Anymore (feat. Lucius)”

The War on Drugs is a band from Philadelphia who formed in 2005. They won the Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2018. This year, they put out their fifth album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore. Adam Granduciel is the singer and lead guitarist in the band, and I talked to him at his recording space here in Los Angeles. In this episode, Adam breaks down the title track from I Don’t Live Here Anymore, from the original demo to the version that was hammered out after months of work. And he explains how the song was influenced by Bob Dylan and his own newborn son.

The War On Drugs is Adam Granduciel, Robbie Bennett, Anthony LaMarca, David Hartley, Charlie Hall, and Jon Natchez.

You can buy or stream “I Don’t Live Here Anymore (feat. Lucius)” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes

Lucius
Bob Dylan – “Desolation Row”
Bob Dylan – “Shelter from the Storm”
Eric Slick, drummer for the band Dr. Dog
Kurzweil
Marshall Amp