The band's Adam Granduciel says he began working on the cut years before the album came out, as a “Creedence Clearwater-meets-White-Album-Paul-McCartney song." He says "when we went to North Carolina [to record] we just started piling things on top of it. There’s a whole other song that I put in behind it that you can barely hear, but it’s in there.” Alright..!
The War on Drugs is a Philadelphia band that formed in 2005. Kurt Vile is a former band member and played on their first release 'Wagonwheel Blues'. The War on Drugs visited KEXP in 2017. Their full live in-studio performance can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2wQqIRS