Today sees the release of Dabin’s third album Between Broken. The project features 13 tracks, and serves as the long-awaited follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2019 LP Wild Youth.
The album follows success singles ‘Drown’ with Mokita, ‘When This Is Over’ with Nurko and Donovan Woods, and ‘Holding On’ alongside Lowell.
Opening with the album’s namesake track “Between Broken,” listeners are warmly welcomed into the 13-track escapade in true Dabin fashion: arpeggiated synths, fleeting basslines, and full-bodied harmonies. From familiar faces like MYRNE, Nurko, and William Black, to new pop-punk leaning additions such as Xxajii, Dabin’s ability to amplify his collaborators while simultaneously shining through is impressive. Though there are variations in pace and theme, each piece of Between Broken flows effortlessly into the next, signifying an artist in full mastery of their capabilities.
“‘Between Broken’ feels like a return to the sounds that inspired me to make music in the first place,” explains Dabin on his third studio album. “I spent years trying to find and develop my own sound and this record felt like I had the means to pay homage to the sounds that pushed me to create my own music. Growing up I’d listen to a lot of acoustic and folk music. Those genres felt so delicate and intimate and that was a feeling I really wanted to replicate in ‘Between Broken.’ You’ll also hear some mid-west emo and pop punk influences sprinkled throughout the album as a nod to the bands that got me through some tough times.”