Several weeks after unleashing the first single off their upcoming seventh studio album, Dashboard Confessional has returned with the official music video for the new tune. On Wednesday (Dec. 20), the Florida-founded band unveiled an art-centric music video for their new song, “We Fight.” The almost four-minute-long clip begins simply with pair of hands holding a paint brush and spelling out “we fight” and “Dashboard Confessional” in navy watercolor on white paper. Throughout the clip, the illustrations shift between line drawings of different people going through different walks of life and a watercolor version of Dashboard frontman Chris Carrabba.
During the clip, the viewer watches as those line-drawn people eventually come into their own and begin to stand up for what they believe as they raise their fists in the air. As if the image of everyday people standing up for what they believe in isn’t a big enough message, the viewer also gets a special treat when drawings of historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, and Mother Teresa appear on the screen around the two-and-a-half minute mark. Watch the music video for “We Fight” above.
“We Fight” will join recently released single, “Belong” on Dashboard Confessional’s upcoming new album, Crooked Shadows. Crooked Shadows is set to be released on Feb. 19 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website here. Crooked Shadows is the long-awaited follow-up to Dashboard Confessional’s 2009 release, Alter the Ending.
In support of the new album’s release, Dashboard will hit the road in the spring with Beach Slang for the “We Fight” tour. The “We Fight” tour will kick off on March 20 at the House of Blues in Houston and conclude a month later on April 21 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.