Chris Carrabba had written over a dozen new songs when he uncovered “We Fight”, the opening track on Crooked Shadows, Dashboard Confessional’s seventh album.
At first “We Fight” was simple in its intent, written about the Florida music scene where Chris grew up. But as Chris was writing it, the song transformed into something bigger. The eight songs that follow on Crooked Shadows, Dashboard Confessional’s first release since 2009’s Alter The Ending, are threaded together by the idea that it’s essential to balance hope with anger. Crooked Shadows feels like the opening of a new chapter in Dashboard Confessional’s career, but it also revisits their past.
For Chris, there were several roads the band could have walked down after the success of their first few albums. They picked one – and he’s grateful for that.