Third Eye Blind have announced the UK release date for their first album in six years, Dopamine – 30th October.
Selling over 12 million records worldwide and led by Stephan Jenkins, the new LP is a brand new collection of songs from the band, chronicling the tumultuous years since their last release. Employing signature guitar riffs and rock arrangements, the album is vintage Third Eye Blind. The songwriting chronicles the personal relationships that have come and gone, and the rapidly changing world we live in. A lot can change in 6 years, and while the sound has progressed, the recordings retain the Third Eye Blind fans new and old have come to love.
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.
Dopamine will be released on the 30th of October via the band’s own Mega Collider Records. The video for new single “Everything Is Easy” is out now and you can watch it below.