Welp - looks like we'll be waiting a little bit longer to hear the new Weezer album - Van Weezer ... and to see if it lived up to singer Rivers Cuomo's assessment of it being “back to big guitars. ‘Blue Album’-ish, but a little more riffy.”
The band has announced the album's release will be delayed - but they did provide us with another song and amazing video from the album, for the track 'Hero'
In the video - Cuomo writes a letter that’s passed from person to person (via Weezer fan submitted footage). The letter - which you can view below - is a thank you note to the front line workers of the COVID-19 crisis, whose “bravery and selflessness are awe-inspiring."
The band released the song on May 6 - National Nurses Day - and said the song is for “the stay at home dreamers, the Zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers and the essential workers.”