The War on Drugs’ “Holding On” video is an emotional epic

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War on Drugs Holding On video

The War on Drugs have just released a video for “Holding On,” the new single from their upcoming album A Deeper Understanding, out August 25 via Atlantic. The clip was directed by filmmaker Brett Haley, with concept by Krysten Ritter, and stars Frankie Faison (The Wire). The clip follows a man as he gets up in the morning, takes a walk, pets a dog, has lunch at a diner, plays pool and eventually gets a ride with The War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel. There’s a heartbreaking, melancholy undercurrent to the video, which is both beautifully shot and highly moving. Watch the War on Drugs “Holding On” video below.

A Deeper Understanding follows 2014’s Lost in the Dream.

The War on Drugs tour dates:

9/18 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
9/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Dell Music Center
9/22 – New York, NY – SummerStage in Central Park
9/23 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/25 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
9/26 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
9/28 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
9/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Outside Lawn)
9/30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
10/6 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
10/9-10 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/11 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/14-15 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/18 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
10/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
10/20 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
10/21-22 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
11/2 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live
11/3 – Cologne, DE – E-Werk
11/4 – Brussels, BE – Forest National
11/6 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
11/9 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
11/10 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
11/12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
11/14 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
11/17 – Zurich, CH – X-tra
11/18 – Milan, IT – Fabrique
11/20 – München, DE – Muffathalle
11/21 – Hamburg, DE – Große Freiheit 36
11/22 – Berlin, DE – Tempodrom
11/24 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum
11/25 – Copenhagen, DK – Tap 1
11/27 – Stockholm, SE – Annexet

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