On January 14th, Weezer dropped some big news on the world. The kings of nerd rock will be releasing their tenth studio release, Weezer (“The White Album”), on April 1, 2016! Along with this announcement came the news of a 2016 co-headlining summer tour with Panic! At The Disco, and the release of a new track titled “King of the World” — a song reminiscent of the band’s Pinkerton era. With so much built up anticipation in just one day, it’s safe to assume that we really are getting a brand new Weezer record and this isn’t some premeditated April Fools joke.
During a press release, frontman Rivers Cuomo talked about “The White Album” and the California feelings he hopes it will instill in Weezer fans everywhere. He explained, “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.”
Watch Weezer’s new video for “King of the World” below.
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