watch Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem) & Chris Carrabba’s (Dashboard Confessional) livestream in full
The Gaslight Anthem frontman and prolific solo artist Brian Fallon has been making the best of quarantine by hosting his "Sitting Round At Home" livestream series, which he describes as "a songwriter’s round type thing where myself and another songwriter, who I admire, will trade songs and the stories about writing them on IG Live." His latest guest was Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba yesterday (5/10), and throughout their nearly-hour-long conversation, they talked about their roots in punk and hardcore before launching singer/songwriter careers, they talked about the word "emo" (they both agreed they have no problem with it), Brian covered the "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" hymn, and Chris talked about a new Dashboard Confessional record that he's sitting on.
Chris mentioned that he wrote and recorded the album five months ago, and that it finds him returning to the solo acoustic singer/songwriter style of his early work. He said it feels to him the way it felt when he wrote The Swiss Army Romance and The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, and that he's intentionally holding off on releasing because he doesn't want it to seem like he rushed it out just because of the times we're living in. He also played a song from the new record (which he's played on a few other recent livestreams too), as well as "The Swiss Army Romance." Of the new song, Brian said, "I'd just be like 'oh cool' if I didn't like it but that's real great!"
Initially, Brian's streams were only on IG live, but he recently started archiving them and posting the full video afterwards. You can watch the full video of him and Chris -- as well as his recent streams with Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull, Chris Shiflett (No Use For A Name, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Foo Fighters), and Ida Mae -- below. Previous editions of "Sitting Round At Home" included Worriers, John Paul White, Matthew Ryan, Dave Hause, and Lilly Hiatt. Stay tuned for more.
In related news, Chris recently made us a playlist of what he's listening to in quarantine, including a Brian Fallon song.