TO say that anticipation levels for The War On Drugs’ forthcoming album are high wouldn’t simply be an understatement but veer towards downright deception. Based upon what we’ve heard from them in recent times (including lead single ‘Holding On’ and the sublime Record Store Day exclusive ‘Thinking Of A Place), it seems very feasible that we have an album of the year contender in the making.

Released today alongside its minimalist new video, the band have delivered new single ‘Strangest Thing.’

A touching, deeply introspective ballad that aims to quantify the nature of life in itself, their newest effort is drenched in deeply resonating americana and folk whilst also maintaining a level of krautrock indebted adventurousness.

Their new record A Deeper Understanding will be released on 25th August via Atlantic ahead of the band’s two-night residency at the hallowed Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow as part of their UK tour.

Listen to the track now below: