Dashboard Confessional’s ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’ Will Be “Unflinchingly Honest”

[Cover photo credit to Lupe Bustos]

Dashboard Confessional has released a lead single from their upcoming album. “Here’s To Moving On” is available now and sets us up for All The Truth That I Can Tell, due via Hidden Note Records/AWAL on February 25th 2021.

An album trailer has also arrived:

Of the new single, DC founder, frontman, and songwriter Chris Carrabba says:

“I think in this song I find myself understanding what brought me to the mat and what it takes to get up off the mat. Sometimes what brought you to the mat are outside forces and sometimes it’s you, yourself. Or it can be all those things. But it does seem the only thing that gets you up off the mat isn’t outside forces – it’s always you.”

Written and recorded pre-Covid, Dashboard Confessional’s ninth studio album, All The Truth That I Can Tell was in progress and threatened by a near-fatal motorcycle accident for Carrabba in June of 2020. 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.  

Carrabba comments on the album:

“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. 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.”