The first track on this 3-piece is the single Non-Dairy Creamer which you can hear and download on alternative addiction. It’s already doing pretty well online and on the forementioned website, and when you listen to Non-Dairy Creamer, you will understand. It’s a fun rock & roll song with a very likeable meldoy and musically everything seems to fall in the right place. It shows this band is still doing business.
The title track for this EP has a bit more of an indie-character but in nature it still is a melodic rock & roll song like we know TEB does best. Red Star has a pretty cool melody and build-up and every band member plays its part quite well. Even though Jenkins isn’t the world’s most remarkable or finest singer his signature vocals are perfect for Third Eye Blind and their solid rock & roll songs. This is no different on Red Star.
Why Can’t You Be?
Both lyrically (nice reference to Robbie Williams, lol) and musically this song is the highStar on the EP. There’s a certain gentleness and a good dose of irony in this song. The song’s built up with care and the band finds that fine line between pop and rock & roll and combine these two (sub)genres like they are known for. A little more fire near the end would’ve been cool, but this controlled pop temperament kinda works for the song. Why Can’t You Be? is another song that shows the band’s a class act.
With “Red Star”, Third Eye Blind shows they haven’t lost their touch and can still write some of the best rock & roll tunes in recent pop/rock history.