Dashboard Confessional have returned to debut their first new song in 7 years with the release of a video for May.
The black and white clip features Dashboard leader Chris Carrabba performing the track solo on acoustic guitar.
The frontman reveals the tune is one of between 30-40 songs written for the follow-up to 2009’s After The Ending.
Carrabba tells Billboard: “There’s a lot of songs. After we did our co-headlining tour last year with Third Eye Blind, we came home and felt so inspired from having been out in front of people for the first time in a long time that I began actively writing and recording, thinking to myself, ‘If I get lucky this will be an album, and if not this will be really fun.’ It is an album now.”
The group currently finds itself without a record deal, which suits the singer just fine.
He explains: “I don’t have any plans on deadlines or labels or anything like that. I’m still in a carefree place with all that right now, just enjoying writing and recording these songs.
“I don’t want to do a deal until I’m done having fun making this record, because as many good things that come from having the support of a record label, one thing that does come with any job is deadlines.
“It’s kind of nice not to have any deadlines right now.”
Taste Of Chaos Tour 2016
Jun 03: Chicago FirstMerit Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island, IL
Jun 04: Sterling Heights Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, MI
Jun 05: Indianapolis Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, IN
Jun 07: Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center, PA
Jun 08: Lewiston Artpark, NY
Jun 09: Mt Pocono Sherman Theater Summer Stage, PA
Jun 10: Columbus Commons, OH
Jun 11: Cincinnati PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jun 12: Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica, OH
Jun 14: Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, MA
Jun 15: Portland Maine State Pier, ME
Jun 16: Wallingford Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre, CT
Jun 17: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Jun 18: Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, NY
Jun 19: Philadelphia Festival Pier At Penn’s Landing, PA
Jun 21: Charlotte Uptown Amphitheatre At NC Music Factory, NC
Jun 22: Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, GA
Jun 24: Miami Bayfront Park Amphitheater, FL
Jun 25: Tampa MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, FL
Jun 26: Tallahassee Venue TBC, FL
Jun 27: Bossier City CenturyLink Center, LA
Jun 29: Kansas City The Crossroads, MO
Jun 30: Oklahoma City Criterion Theater, OK
Jul 01: Dallas South Side Ballroom, TX
Jul 02: Houston Revention Music Center, TX
Jul 03: Cedar Park Center, TX
Jul 05: Papillion Sumtur Amphitheater, NE
Jul 06: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheater, CO
Jul 07: Magna The Great Salt Air, UT
Jul 08: Boise Revolution Event Center, ID
Jul 09: Everett Xfinity Arena, WA
Jul 10: Eugene Cuthbert Amphitheater, OR
Jul 12: Concord Pavilion, CA
Jul 13: Fresno Rotary Amphitheater At Woodward Park, CA
Jul 14: Phoenix Comerica Theatre, AZ
Jul 15: Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan Hotel, NV
Jul 16: San Bernardino San Manuel Amphitheater, CA