Third Eye Blind Release New Song, "Cop Vs. Phone Girl"
Third Eye Blind have released their new song, "Cop Vs. Phone Girl," which takes a mid tempo, rhythmic sing along to tap on police brutality and race that is both up nightmarish and uplifting.
Written by frontman Stephan Jenkins, the song's impact is all the more intense because the absurdity that it depicts is an accounting of an actual assault. In a testament to Jenkins’ songwriting mastery, he still finds a way to chide hope into a dark narrative, and creates something anthemic out of viscously specific details.
The narrative behind the track is about the attack last year at Spring Valley High in South Carolina on a student by a campus police officer.
It's a scene Jenkins understood due to his time working briefly, after college, at a school for emotionally disturbed children. "Sometimes, we had to restrain kids who were having violent outbursts,” Jenkins recalls. “We were trained not to frighten them much less cause harm. The contrast really hit home to me just how surreal and insane this incident was.”
Coinciding with the release of the song, Third Eye Blind also recently announced their upcoming international tour dates and summer festival appearances. A full listing of dates can be found below and more information on tickets can be found via Third Eye Blind’s official website, http://www.thirdeyeblind.com.
25 – Oshkosh, WI – AirVenture Oshkosh
26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Oceanfront Radio show
27 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours
29 – Whitehouse Station, NJ – The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
31 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
06 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fair
07 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
18 – Makati, Philippines – Mall of Asia Arena
20 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
23 – Rhinebeck, NY – Duthchess County Fair
25 – Islington, UK – O2 Academy
26 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
28 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
01 – Providence, RI – Alex and Ani City Center
02 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
03 – Sugar Hill, GA – Bowl at Sugar Hill
04 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
17 – Del Mar, CA – KAABOO Del Mar
25 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival