Song 68: Dashboard Confessional – Heart Beat Here
Artist: Dashboard Confessional
Song: Heart Beat Here
When I first read that Dashboard Confessional was releasing a new album this year and touring all over (including very recently in Toronto) I couldn’t believe it was real. DC was a band I listened to so much when I was a teenager so it was fun to revisit them so many years later. I even debated getting a ticket to the show and bringing my friend Tom along since I think we would have had a great time singing our hearts out as if we were teens again. I also couldn’t help but think about my brother Dave’s friend Alan while listening to this song since from the stories I heard he was a massive a fan (akin to my love of Stars or Tegan and Sara). The song itself had that same DC sound of the past so it while it was a totally new song it also felt nostalgic in a way. I’d be dishonest if I didn’t say I’m actually a bit excited about hearing the whole album and revisiting some of my teenage years.
365 New Tunes is a project inspired by a tweet from the band Stars on December 31st, 2017 encouraging people to listen to a new song every day of the next year.