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Studio album by
Third Eye Blind
ReleasedOctober 18, 2019
LabelMega Collider

Screamer is a 2019 album by Third Eye Blind. It features the song "Light It Up" which was co-written by Billy Corgan. Corgan is also credited as the "musical consigliere" (advisor) for the album.[1]

In an interview with The Cornwall Seeker, Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins told of his experience working with Corgan:

We saw each other backstage at the Forum at the KROQ Christmas show. We had a good chat, and he invited me over to play some of my songs for him, so I did. He went over it and really helped with the arrangements. It was very cool. The most important song he worked on with us was "Light it Up" where he wrote part of it, and it was nice. He worked on other songs too, like "Who Am I".[2]

Exclaim! rated the album 8 out 10 stars, highlighting "Light Me Up" as applying an "alt-rock grind" to "the proggy post-rock power ballad with excellent results."[3] Vinyl Chapters meanwhile considered the song the "true ballad of the album" that is "sure to be on future set lists for a much-needed singalong."[4]

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

9."Light It Up"Billy Corgan, Colin Creev, Stephen Jenkins3:48

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
October 18, 2019 Mega Collider MC08 LP US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
October 18, 2019 Mega Collider CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Charts[edit | edit source]

Chart (1994) Peak
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[5] 4
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[6] 18

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Colburn, Randall. "Billy Corgan is the "musical consigliere" of Third Eye Blind's new album". News.
  2. Setnyk, Jason (October 12, 2019). "Interview with Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins". The Cornwall Seeker. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  3. Gray, Scott (October 16, 2019). "Third Eye Blind - Screamer - Exclaim!". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  4. Screen, Harrison (October 24, 2019). "Third Eye Blind: Screamer – Review". Vinyl Chapters. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  5. "Third Eye Blind Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  6. "Third Eye Blind Chart History (Top Album Sales)". Billboard.