Single Review – The War On Drugs – Strangest Thing

Adam Granduciels’s group are a month away from releasing their fourth studio album A Deeper Understanding. Following on from the light psychedelia of their previous singles ‘Thinking of a Place’ and the Heartland sounds of ‘Holding On’, the group settle for subtle elements of both to module an easy listening, steady track. The track is allowed to occupy vast space and breathe despite its steady core. In a song about coming to terms and understanding your feelings, the brushed percussion and echoed expanses of the guitar and synth chords add to the reflective mood of the track. This is reinforced by Adam’s earthy, yet delicate vocals. This track is by no means a groundbreaking one, but it delivers a common concept to maximum quality. Their fourth album is still eagerly awaited. 

Owen Riddle