Third Eye Blind Just Released a Song About Police Brutality: Listen to 'Cop vs. Phone Girl'

Update: Read frontman Stephan Jenkins' conversation with Fuse about the song, and scroll down to watch a discussion about it at Lollapalooza 2016.

Original story: Third Eye Blind is throwing itself into the debate against police brutality with “Cop vs. Phone Girl,” a new song that details an assault and then fans out to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Frontman Stephan Jenkins sings about a police officer putting “his hands around a 16-year-old girl’s neck” while the girl in question was not guilty of any crime. In the extended third verse, Jenkins ponders, “Why's it so hard to say Black Lives Matter? / Doesn’t mean that you’re anti-white / Take it from me—I’m super fucking white,” before declaring that, hey, Third Eye Blind has black fans and white fans! Just like every other band.

Listen to “Cop vs. Phone Girl":