A week after the band criticized the Republican platform at a charity event mainly attended by RNC guests, Third Eye Blind is once again getting political. Today, the rock group released a new single titled “Cop Vs. Phone Girl,” which references the viral 2015 video in which a campus police officer arrests a 16-year-old student at South Carolina’s Spring Valley High by violently dragging her out of her seat. The song, written by lead singer Stephan Jenkins, includes lyrics addressing police brutality and racism, as well as a shout out to the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Tossed across that room face down on the deck. He put his hands on a 16-year-old girl’s neck,” he sings. “On the classroom floor there’s a little blood spatter/ Was it so hard to say Black Lives Matter?”
The single will appear on Third Eye Blind’s upcoming album We Are Drugs, expected to drop later this year. Take a listen below.