The War on Drugs premiere “Ocean of Darkness” on ‘Fallon’

Ahead of their new live album, which is out next month.

The War on Drugs took to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to premiere a new song, “Ocean of Darkness.”

The title of the currently unreleased track belies the song’s upbeat, thumping nature. The six-piece band recorded their parts remotely, as per social distancing regulations, from their respective homes, with frontman Adam Granduciel pointedly wearing a cap emblazoned with the word “vote.”

It’s currently unclear when The War on Drugs will officially release “Ocean of Darkness.” It’s been more than three years since the Philadelphia outfit released their third album A Deeper Understanding, and to tide their fans over the wait for the next record, the band will release a live album next month.


Titled Live Drugs, the record will feature ten live performances of tracks carefully selected from their most recent six years of touring. It will contain a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Accidentally Like a Martyr” along with renditions of tracks from 2014’s Lost in the Dream: “Under the Pressure,” “Eyes to the Wind” and “In Reverse.” Earlier this year, The War on Drugs also remixed the Rolling Stones’ song “Scarlet” featuring Jimmy Page.

Live Drugs will arrive on November 20 via Granduciel’s label Super High Quality Records. Watch The War on Drugs perform “Ocean of Darkness” here:

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