The War on Drugs’ stripped down versions of ‘You Don’t Have To Go’ and ‘Pain’ are gorgeous

The War on Drugs’ stripped down versions of ‘You Don’t Have To Go‘ and ‘Pain‘ are gorgeous

The American indie rock band The War on Drugs sound just as gorgeous stripped down to the absolute bare essentials and far away from their usual rock sound it seems, as is evidenced by two new videos just uploaded to their YouTube channel.

Videos recorded in the band’s BOK rehearsal studio in Philadelphia, and with only four band members present for the session.

The two tracks The War On Drugs played were both from the band’s newest albumĀ A Deeper Understanding — an album that is not only critically acclaimed but, in my book, is one of the top 10 of the year. (And if you don’t own it yet, you really should buy it as this thing is a work of art).

You Don’t Have To Go‘ has lead singerĀ Adam Granduciel almost sounding like Dylan, it’s really that folksy and sweet, and ‘Pain‘ is softly mournful.

Watch them below.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.

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