The War On Drugs Shares 2 Previously Unreleased Songs
The tracks are part of the just-issued ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ deluxe edition.
By Andy Kahn Sep 26, 2022 • 8:32 am PDT
The War On Drugs issued a pair of previously unreleased songs, “Oceans Of Darkness” and “Slow Ghost.” The tracks were included on the deluxe edition of the band’s 2021 album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, which was made available digitally today through Atlantic Records.
An early version of “Oceans Of Darkness” debuted in October 2020 during a remotely recorded appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The song has been played regularly live by the band fronted by guitarist Adam Granduciel since its television debut. Regarding the song, Granduciel stated:
“One night in LA, while we were many months into working on what would be I Don’t Live Here Anymore, Dave [Hartley] uncovered a stripped-down demo in my dropbox called ‘Oceans of Darkness,’ and insisted we try recording it. We were frustrated and exhausted at the time, but we set up in a circle after dinner and worked it out as the tape was rolling. It’s rare that a song of ours could feel this complete after only a few takes, but it had all the desperation and urgency that we had been looking for. Ultimately I didn’t include it on the record because I couldn’t find a home for it among the other songs. We’re happy we can share it with you now.”
“Slow Ghost” was first played live in November 2021 and continues to sporadically make the band’s concert setlists. The I Don’t Live Here Anymore Limited-Edition Deluxe Box Set will be available this Friday, September 30. Click here for streaming and other digital options, including Dolby Atmos. Listen to The War On Drugs’ two new songs below:
Oceans Of Darkness
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