The War on Drugs' heartland rock influences shine on their shimmering new single, I Don't Live Here Anymore

The War on Drugs performing "I Don't Live Here Anymore" on an LA rooftop
(Image credit: The War On Drugs/YouTube)

Philly indie favorites The War on Drugs have released I Don't Live Here Anymore, the second single from their forthcoming album of the same name, following Living Proof.

A meticulous windswept epic, I Don't Live Here Anymore is a perfect primer for those new to the band. The heartland rock influences that permeate the rest of the group's catalog loom large in the song's bubbling synth undertones, booming drums, triumphant electric guitar leads, and the reach-for-the-nosebleeds chorus, which features some vocal assistance from special guests Lucius.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.