With a few months left until the release of their much-anticipated new album, Dashboard Confessional has returned with another new track. On Monday (Dec. 18), the Florida-founded band unleashed the music video for the second single off Crooked Shadows; a song titled “Belong.” The song not only features frontman Chris Carrabba’s distinct vocals, but also electronic music group Cash Cash’s dancefloor-friendly drops.
The over-three-minute clip starts off innocently enough with a girl sitting in her bedroom as a movie featuring her and three guys in the car is projected against the wall behind her. Things start to take a turn for the weird when the camera pans to another bedroom wall which is covered in photographs of the Cash Cash guys (Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch) as well as a slew of merchandise from the group. While having merchandise and photographs of your favorite band is not exactly eyebrow-raising, having mannequins dressed up as each member is. As the video progresses, the viewer watches as the girl interacts with Cash Cash mannequins and how every action she does becomes part of her delusional reality aka the movie being projected on the wall.
Just when you thought Carrabba was safe from the fangirl, you would be wrong. Soon, the protagonist adds Carrabba to her list, even giving him his own mannequin in her room.
“Making ‘Belong’ with Chris Carrabba was an incredible experience. Chris is a legendary songwriter whose powerful musical movement has undeniably herded the masses,” begins a press statement from Cash Cash.
“Combining our different styles on ‘Belong’ was extremely fun. Being influenced by Dashboard ourselves made it very easy for us to dive into the idea, merge our genres together, and make a special unique song. It hands down (pun intended) turned out to be one of our favorite songs we’ve ever made.”
Watch the creepy music video for “Belong” above.
“Belong” will join lead single “We Fight” on Dashboard Confessional’s upcoming new album, Crooked Shadows. Crooked Shadows is set to be released on Feb. 9 through Fueled by Ramen. Pre-orders for Crooked Shadows can be found on Dashboard Confessional’s website here. Crooked Shadows will be the follow-up to Dashboard’s 2009 release, Alter the Ending. In support of the album’s release, Dashboard will hit the road in the spring. The group’s tour will kick off on March 20 at the House of Blues in Houston and wrap up a month later on April 21 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour dates can be found below.
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL SPRING 2018 TOUR:
March 20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
March 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
March 24 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
March 25 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
March 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
March 27 – Matthews, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
March 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
March 30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
March 31 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 2 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
April 3 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
April 5 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
April 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
April 7 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
April 8 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
April 9 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
April 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
April 14 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
April 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
April 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 18 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
April 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium