Third Eye Blind's, Stephan Jenkins, took time out from writing his bands fifth album this week to pen a track in support of The Occupy Wall Street movement. Stephan, whose been active for years in progressive politics, sees this as a galvanizing moment. "I hope it achieves its goals of starting new politics that are counter to the trend towards oligarchy that's been increasingly foisted on us these last few years."
"If There Ever Was A Time" is, at it's heart, a simple invitation to join the movement. Particularly young people. "I think college students are going to come to terms with the unfairness of student loans, the hallowing out of jobs from finance based capitalism, and the depletion of public wealth. When you take money out of politics, which is what Occupy Wall Street is about for me, you reverse these trends. This song is meant to encourage their participation. I hope we flood this movement with music."
The song will be available as a free download on the bands Facebook and website, and Third Eye Blind asks that if you like the track then you donate to Occupy 99.