Q&A: Chris Carrabba Talks New Dashboard Confessional, Songwriting Strategies & March For Our Lives


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If you had the chance to ask Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba anything, what would you ask? Would you ask about his band’s recently released LP Crooked Shadows – aka their first new studio album in almost 9 years? How about Carrabba’s masterful songwriting abilities as heard on “Hands Down,” “Screaming Infidelities” or his newest fan-favorite “We Fight”?

See, when it comes to Carrabba’s storied 20-plus year career, the influential singer/guitarist has so much to tell. That’s why, in preparation for Dashboard’s upcoming Summer Ever After Tour with All Time Low and Gnash, we sat down with Carrabba to discuss not only his start in the music scene but also how he’s been able to craft such impactful songs over the years.  

To see what Carrabba had to say during our intimate chat (as well as a new track from Dashboard called “KindaYeahSorta”), be sure to see below. Afterward, make sure to grab tickets to see Dashboard Confessional out on tour here.