- Publish Date
- Friday, 23 April 2021, 9:15AM
It's been a winding road to get to Weezer's release of Van Weezer, but the finish line is finally in sight! And before its 15th album drops, the band has shared another new song off the metal-inspired project: "I Need Some Of That."
Listen to the new tune above.
As fans know, Van Weezer was supposed to come out last May, but the pandemic derailed those plans. Even though Rivers Cuomo and company had already released three tracks off the album ("The End Of The Game," "Hero," "Beginning Of The End") and teased another called "Blue Dream" on The Simpsons, they opted to pause its rollout and shift gears to another project they were working on, the orchestral OK Human.
“This is probably the best possible time for this album,” Cuomo admitted during an interview ahead of its release. “It’s about feeling isolated and alienated and secluded, so it’s the perfect album for now.”
And though Van Weezer's heavy rock feel may seem random, it's actually surprisingly fitting. Not only are the band's members fans of KISS, Black Sabbath, Rush, Van Halen, Metallica and Slayer, but Cuomo actually was in a metal band before forming Weezer. How's that for full circle?
Van Weezer is slated for a May 7 release and can be preordered HERE. See its tracklist below.
Van Weezer tracklist
All The Good Ones
The End Of The Game
I Need Some Of That
Beginning Of The End
1 More Hit
Sheila Can Do It
She Needs Me
Precious Metal Girl
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission