Third Eye Blind and Velvet Negroni
[Photo by Danny Nolan]

Third Eye Blind have released their latest single “To The Sea” ahead of their upcoming album, Our Bande Apart.

“To The Sea” is the third single from the upcoming album, followed by “Box Of Bones” and “Again” (feat. Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast). The new track is a collaboration with experimental artist Velvet Negroni.

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Stephan Jenkins exclusively told Alternative Press about his initial thoughts upon seeing the music video, directed by Poliça/Marijuana Deathsquads member and producer Ryan Olson.

“I had no idea what Ryan Olson was up to until I saw the video for the first time,” Jenkins says. “To which I exclaimed, ‘This is the best Third Eye Blind video ever!’ And I am saying that when, as often as not, I direct my own videos.”

Jenkins goes on to further compliment Olson’s work on the video and how the music video perfectly captures the transformative period during quarantine.

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Ryan is a stoner genius, and I say this knowing that he is not actually a stoner at all,” Jenkins says. “To me having my face melded and morphed with the incredibly talented Velvet Negroni evoked how being stuck in lockdown changes us into someone else.”

Our Bande Apart will be Third Eye Blind’s seventh album and features artists such as Negroni, Cosentino, Olson, as well as Jeff Schroeder of Smashing Pumpkins.

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The band will be screening a companion documentary How We Hold Each Other Right Now: The Making Of Our Bande Apart in New York City and Los Angeles.

The documentary, co-directed by Third Eye Blind guitarist Kryz Reid and Jenkins, chronicles the production behind the titular album written during the 2020 lockdown period. The film premieres in New York City at Gramercy Theater and in Los Angeles at Masonic Lodge Sept. 24 and Sept. 28, respectively.

Tickets for the New York City and Los Angeles events are on sale now. Our Bande Apart is out Sept. 24 via Megacollider Records

You can take a listen to “To The Sea” below and check to see if which screening you’ll be attending. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Our Bande Apart tracklist:

1. “Goodbye To the Day Of Ladies And Gentlemen”
2. “Box Of Bones”
3. “Again” (feat. Bethany Cosentino)
4. “Silverlake Neophyte”
5. “Dust Storm”
6. “The Dying Blood”
7. “Funeral Singers”
8. “To The Sea”
9. “Time in Berlin”

How We Hold Each Other Right Now showings:

09/24 – New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theater
09/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge