Third Eye Blind To Shoot Music Video In Mumbai
Frontman Stephan Jenkins confirms Third Eye Blindâ€™s plans to shoot video for song from their upcoming album
After soundchecks in Bengaluruâ€™s Hard Rock CafÃ©, San Francisco alt rock band Third Eye Blind is sure of one thing. Unlike most of their concerts, high on stage histrionics, their India tour will miss out on all the onstage action. â€œI have no expectations from whatâ€™s going to happen in India. Itâ€™s a very small stage and itâ€™s very highâ€¦ I usually need a lot of space to move while performing and Iâ€™m not going to get that,â€ says frontman Stephan Jenkins, who is known to have released a swarm of live crickets from a hanging piÃ±ata at concert early on in his career.
Third Eye Blind, that has delivered hit singles like â€œSemi-Charmed Lifeâ€, â€œHowâ€™s It Going To Be?â€, â€œJumperâ€ and â€œDeep Inside of Youâ€ in the past, is in the country on a four-city Bacardi Go-Together Mix tour starting today. The tour, as Jenkins describes it, is to â€œgo get inspired in Indiaâ€ and wrap up work on their upcoming album. The band has been far from prolific off late, having released their last album, Ursa Major, after a hiatus of six years.
Now, three years since its release, they are still putting finishing touches on their fifth yet-to-be-titled album, which will also be the bandâ€™s last full-length album. â€œIt takes me a long time. Just making an album kills me. Thereâ€™s a reason why guys die at 27,â€ he says, adding that he plans to release one song at a time in the future. About their upcoming album, Jenkins adds, â€œI think it will have a sort of big, open sound with anthem tracks with an Arcade Fire feeling to it and others with a shoegaze kind of feel. Some tracks will be simple, raw sounding.â€Â
The band plans to shoot a track titled â€œAll The Soulâ€ from their fifth album in India. â€œWe plan to shoot it atop a double-decker bus in the middle of Mumbai traffic,â€ adds Jenkins, who tweeted asking fans for locations earlier this week.
Ahead of their debut gig in Bengaluru tonight, Jenkins says that the band will try to feed off the excitement of their fans in India. Fans hoping to hear â€œHowâ€™s It Gonna Beâ€ may however be disappointed. â€œI donâ€™t like the song. I havenâ€™t played it in a while and donâ€™t plan to until we rediscover the song,â€ he says. About their setlist tonight, Jenkins add, â€œWe will play a mix of old and new songs. I will probably play â€œWoundedâ€ and a couple of new songs and maybe take up some requests.â€Â
Third Eye Blind performs at Hard Rock CafÃ© Bengaluru on November 27th, Hard Rock CafÃ© Hyderabad on November 28th, Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai on November 30th and Hard Rock Cafe Pune on December 2nd. For tickets, click here.Â