Chris Carrabba Gives Props To Jack Antonoff For Being A Skilled Songwriter

By Lindsey Smith

August 18, 2020

Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba was the latest guest on Jim Adkins' (Jimmy Eat World) new interview series, Pass-Through Frequencies.

In their episode the two talked about writing and recording music, studio aesthetics, as well as pointing out some of the best modern songwriters.

Near the end of the 58-minute interview, the pair was discussing professional songwriters and how some of their counterparts have made the switch to almost exclusively writing songs for other people and how super-talented a few of these writers are.

“There are those among us in our generation. I wouldn't even know how to begin to think like they do,” Carrabba said. “Like the Ryan Tedders of the world… I don't know what he's figured out but it's special and it's exciting.”

Adkins chimed in to say, “I don't know too many people that have crossed the gap between like 'I'm an expert songwriter but I also perform...I'm also like the person. Maybe like Charli XCX is probably in that camp.”

While they were thinking, Carrabba took it upon himself to give kudos to Bleachers' lead singer Jack Antonoff — who has made a very successful career writing songs with and for the likes of St. Vincent, Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Lana Del Rey

“I would throw Jack Antonoff In there,” Carabba said.

“Yeah, yeah, he'd be another one of those people that I hate that can do everything,” Adkins laughed. “If only you were more of a d*ck… if you were more of a d*ck, I'd feel better about me!”

“I know, if he wasn't so damn likable you'd just hate him,” Carrabba said. 

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