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DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL announce first new record in over 8 years; new single streaming!

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL has announced details of their long awaited new album, Crooked Shadows, to be released February 9th on Fueled By Ramen (album art / track listing attached). Crooked Shadows marks Dashboard Confessional’s first new album in over eight years and features the lead track “We Fight” streaming today on Fueled By Ramen’s Official YouTube channel and at all DSPs.

Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba expounds on the new material stating,

“When I wrote ‘We Fight’ I thought it was just about the music scene that I came up in—a place where people who’d never quite fit in anywhere felt they actually belonged. When we began playing the song live on our summer tour, I realized that ‘We Fight’ held a much broader meaning. It’s a song for people who, in spite of their differences, can find common ground in their convictions and foster those into something bigger than themselves. That, to me is something worth fighting for.” Carrabba adds, “Every album is personal, but as this album was coming together I realized, especially as the world’s political climate was rapidly changing, that ‘personal’ did not necessarily mean ‘mine.’ Suddenly, ‘Me’ became ‘We’ and that realization was empowering, comforting and terrifying all at once.”

Produced by Chris Carrabba and Jonathan Clark with co-producer Colin Brittain, Crooked Shadows is the result of a near decade-long period of immense self-examination for Carrabba. Crooked Shadows explores Carraba’s reclamation of the simple yet extraordinary moments in life that long stood as the unsung heroes of his songwriting, as he reflects on experiences of his own and those closest to him. The result is a deeply cathartic body of work that traverses the complications and vulnerabilities of relationships while scrutinizing the possibility of self-improvement.

Lyrics:

We were the kids
That left home
Prolly too young

But we took our share
And maybe then some

Tired of beatings
And battles
And being sewn up

But that made us grow up
And that made em scared

Cause
We never learned to keep our voices down
No
We only learned to shout
So
We fight our way in
And
We fight our way out

And
We earned what we could
From the ground up
And tried to lift the whole damn crowd
Up
So we fight our way in
And
We fight our way out

And there’s still a kid
Somewhere
That needs to hear this

That somebody cares
That somebody knows

Who’s
tired of bleeding
And battered
And being torn up

Just pick yourself up
It’s time to go

Cause
We never learned to keep our voices down
No
We only learned to shout
So
We fight our way in
And
We fight our way out

And
We earned what we could
From the ground up
And tried to lift the whole damn crowd
Up
We fight our way in
And
We fight our way out

Maybe we found a way to make some tracks.
We didn’t snicker and turn our backs.
We just keep digging in and giving back.

Cause
We never learned to keep our voices down
No
We only learned to shout
So
We fight our way in
And
We fight our way out

And
We earned what we could
From the ground up
And tried to lift the whole damn crowd
Up
We fought our way in
And
We fight our way out

Cause
We never learned to keep our voices down
No
We only learned to shout
So
We fight our way in
And
We fight our way out

We fight our way in
We fight our way in

We fight our way out
We fight our way out

Tour Dates (go here to get the tickets):

Nov 16 – Chicago, IL – H.O.M.E. Bar (WKQX No Dough Show)
Dec 01 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (FM 102/1 Big Snow Show)
Dec 02 – Broomfield, CO – 1stBANK Center (93.3’s Not So Silent Night)
Dec 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (X96 Toyota Nightmare Before Xmas)
Dec 06 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater (The Edge Christmas Concert)
Dec 07 – Saint Louis, MO – Delmar Hall (105.7 The Point HoHo Show)
Jan 27 – Philadelphia, PA – XFINITY Live! (104.5 Winter Jawn)
Jan 28 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center (Alt 92.1 Snow Show)

+ Canadian dates:

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