Julian Guthrie of the San Francisco Chronicle says Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins’ public persona is different from his private one. In private, when he finally lets down his puffed-up guard, Jenkins is something else altogether: an unabashed perfectionist who obsesses over each word of every song; a believer in music’s power to soothe, heal and bring order to chaos; and a loner at heart who surrounds himself with creative misfits. “A lot of people say I wouldn’t have a down day, but you look at the music and there’s real melancholy. I’ve spent several years now with my head down. I have my share of insecurities, hopes and fears,” he says. “My music is my way to rearrange the world according to my own hopes.” Read more.
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