Dashboard Confessional release first new song in seven years


Dashboard Confessional fans have been waiting some time for some new music, and now, they’ve gotten a taste of what to expect. On Thursday (May 19), the Florida-based band released their much-anticipated new song, “May.” The barely two-and-a-half minute video features frontman Chris Carrabba in what looks like a practice room, playing his guitar while sitting in front of a drum kit and several flags hanging on the back wall (state of Florida represent). Watch the video for the song below.

Last year, Dashboard Confessional hit the road alongside Third Eye Blind for a summer tour which only began fan speculation of new music. Nothing happened, so the speculation eventually died down. Then, earlier this month, Carrabba sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss new music and the frenzy of speculation began again.

“I don’t have any idea of a release date or a worry about one for that matter but I’m really excited to be doing it because I don’t think it’s ever felt this much like the beginning again…No one’s paying attention,” Carrabba explained to the publication. “No one’s looking over my shoulder to see how the songs are going or when the record’s coming out. There are no notes from anybody. I’m just quietly toiling away like I did on my first album [2000’s The Swiss Army Romance].”

Whatever Carrabba and company have up their sleeves, fans will be waiting. Dashboard Confessional released their last album, Alter the Ending back in 2009; seven years ago. While there still is no confirmation on when the new album will be finished/released, or even if this song will be on it, the band’s dedicated followers have something to look forward to.

Dashboard Confessional was one of the bands confirmed to hit the road for the Taste of Chaos resurrection tour. Alongside Taking Back Sunday, The Early November, Saosin, and more, the band will perform at a slew of North American venues in honor of TOC’s first tour in over five years. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.