Ever wonder what modern hip-hop hits would sound like if covered by 90s alt-rock superstars? Look no further: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has taken to Instagram to offer a short excerpt of his take on Fetty Wap’s 2015 hit Trap Queen.
Part of an ongoing series of seemingly random pop covers put online by Cuomo over the recent months, Cuomo’s sticker-covered acoustic version of Trap Queen is oddly innocent. In fact, his version of the song has the sort of angsty, emotive vocal treatment that wouldn’t be out of place on the group’s hit record Pinkerton.
This isn’t the first rap song that Cuomo has covered in recent months, having previously released a video snippet of Rae Sremmurd’s Come Get Her.
All of this cover business is a nice way to distract eager Weezer fans who are patiently awaiting the release of the group’s upcoming record known as the White album, which is due out in early April. That record, which features recently-released anthems Thank God For Girls and Do You Wanna Get High comes as the fourth in the series of color-themed self-titled releases for the band.
Previous albums in that series include the Red, Green, and Blue albums — three of the band’s most critically acclaimed, outside of 1996’s Pinkerton. The group’s last record, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, came out in October of 2014.
Following the latest release, the group will play an extended world tour with late-2000s Emo superstars Panic! At The Disco, which will start in Texas and end in Japan.
Until the new record comes out, here’s hoping that Cuomo keeps the trend of oddly well-suited covers alive. Who knows, maybe he’ll feel inclined to give fans his version of Kanye West’s new release — whatever that ends up being called in the end.
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