A self-titled release in the group color series (where the album becomes colloquially labeled by fans for the color scheme of its cover), this will be the band’s White Album. The band has previously released three self-titled records, known publicly as the Blue Album, Green Album, and Red Album.
In addition to the announcement of the upcoming album, the band released a new music video for new track King of the World, a classic-Weezer anthem with catchy verses and distorted guitars over the chorus.
In the black-and-white video, a bearded, overweight man in a king’s cape and crown runs down a boardwalk, leaving mayhem in his wake before being tackled into the sand by a police officer.
In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo talked a bit about the creative impetus behind the new record:
“The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began. Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, the kids from La Sera. I would just tweet out “does anybody wanna hang?” and then I’d get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.”
The White Album will be ten tracks in length, including three already-released songs, Thank God For Girls, Do You Wanna Get High?, and King of the World. The record, which will be self-released, will hit shelves and streaming services on April 1, and will be followed up by a four-month nationwide tour.
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