Dashboard Confessional Shares “Burning Heart” from New Album; LA/NYC Record Release Shows Announced


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On Feb. 25, Dashboard Confessional will return with its ninth studio album to date, All The Truth That I Can Tell. The band, fronted as always by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, has been previewing the record with a few songs, and another landed on Friday.

Titled “Burning Heart,” it can be heard below:

“Burning Heart,” according to a press release, was written in a green room in Manchester in 2018 and performed live an hour later.

“In the song, there’s this sense of, Okay, here we go! Are you ready? Because it’s starting!” said Carrabba. “This was the first one I wrote for the new album and it’s the one outlier of the bunch. That night, I wrote a song that I was so certain of. Not that it was just good, but that it was powerful in some way, too. The conceit of this song reflects the fact that I’m holding in a lot. I have a lot to say to the person I love in this moment. The idea in this setting is that I’m here to fight for this. I wanted a song that took a look at a hard conversation with a sense of although things aren’t right now, they may be able to be set right if it’s needed badly enough, wanted badly enough. In this setting, the conceit of the song is between two people in a relationship — well, you only hear one side. That’s the bigger part of the conceit: what if you only heard the one side of the conversation?”

“Here’s to Moving On” was debuted previously:

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Some more background regarding the new record and Carrabba’s inspiration:

Having ascended great heights over the past 20 years, Carrabba found himself at a distinct crossroads as the last decade came to an end. Running on fumes, unsure if he’d ever release another album, he waited. The songs eventually came, and though the project might’ve easily come to a screeching halt following a near-fatal motorcycle accident in June of 2020, All The Truth That I Can Tell stands among Carrabba’s finest – both an achievement of vision and a vital burst of artistic clarity, a strikingly potent musical look at Dashboard Confessional through a rediscovered keyhole. For the album’s production, Carrabba tapped James Paul Wisner who produced the band’s first two studio albums, The Swiss Army Romance and The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most.

“Honesty was at the heart of the writing process, at the heart of the recording process, and at the heart of this collection of songs,” Carrabba says. “I had the rare opportunity to be unflinchingly honest. But I think I would have thought in the early days that that would be commonplace. Now, I realize it’s some kind of cycle within your life and there’s great personal reward in accepting that.”

Dashboard Confessional will also play two special record release shows, one at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and the second at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, before joining up with Jimmy Eat World for the co-headlining Surviving the Truth tour this spring. Dashboard will also participate in the nostalgic When We Were Young festival next October in Las Vegas.

The full schedule:

FEBRUARY
22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
25 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour *
27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium

MARCH
1 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
2 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
4 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
5 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live
6 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall
7 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
9 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre
10 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
11 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns
12 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns
14 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
15 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
17 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
18 – Coconut Creek, FL – Pavilion at Seminole Casino
21 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
22 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

OCTOBER
22 – 24 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young #

NOVEMBER
8 – 12 – Emo’s Not Dead Cruise #

* DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL ONLY
# FESTIVAL APPEARANCES



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