Additionally, Third Eye Blind recently released this week a music video for “Something In You,” a clip that features a live version of the song and footage taken from the band’s sold out summer amphitheater tour. “Something In You” speaks as a love letter to the thousands of fans who have passionately continued to support the band and its vision over the course of their lengthy career. Check out the video for “Something In You” HERE.
Third Eye Blind recently issued its first album in six years titled Dopamine (available on iTunes and Amazon) and celebrated its release with multiple U.S. tours. Songwriter Stephan Jenkins, renowned for his inimitable lyrical sensibility, developed this collection while on tour over the last few years behind the band’s previous number one album, Ursa Major. Though it employs signature guitar riffs, Dopamine is very much an exploration and rumination of the present tense. Jenkins utilizes his characteristic rhythmic vocal style and lyrical prowess on issues of identity, connection, isolation and authenticity while keeping a sharp eye on a culture in rapid change. Paradoxically Third Eye Blind’s focus on guitar and live playing sounds novel and newly fresh in a pop landscape consumed with sequenced drums and keyboard tracks. There is a sense of spontaneity to Dopamine that can only come from their evolution as a live band. What remains constant, however, is the endearing quality in the music and the fierce heartfelt core of Jenkins’ narrative.
Third Eye Blind gained wide success at the end of the recording industry golden age. Their endurance and ability to adapt through the digital revolution speaks to the ingenuity and creativity found in the music. After four smash albums and millions of records sold worldwide, they continue to write, record and tour, entertaining their core audience while growing a larger, younger and more dedicated fanbase than ever. The band now work and communicate in a fluid new world where their music continues to naturally evolve. Their exchange with their audience is unfiltered, and being from the hub of the digital space, they are using it to develop a closer exchange with their audience, which will continue to flourish beyond the release of Dopamine.
Third Eye Blind will be making the following U.S. appearances this spring. Tour dates below.
19 – Dallas, TX – St. Patrick’s Day Festival
20 – Springfield, MO – Gillizo Theatre
21 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
22 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
25 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
27 – Tampa, FL – Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
29 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
30 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
31 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
02 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
04 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
05 – Orem, UT – UCCU Events Center
07 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
08 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
13 – Spokane, WA – Kitting Factory
09-12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival