Few bands have had the staying power of California alt-rock outfit Weezer. The Rivers Cuomo-led crew has remained pretty much intact since 1992 save for a few changes in personnel. In the course of their 23-year journey the quintet has released a commendable 10 albums. A good number of these have been self-titled, and their latest full-length has also been titled ‘Weezer’. This project, also christened ‘white album’ in reference to the color of its cover, is a follow-up to 2014’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End‘. And from the singles released so far, it appears Weezer are returning even closer to their first love after straying into electro-pop, too long for the comfort of some fans. But the subject matter of Weezer (The White Album) is decidedly lighter than what the band dealt with on their last outing.
Case in point is the first single of the album ‘Thank God For Girls’ which was released October 25. You can’t help but break into a grin watching the dude stuffing his face with canolis in the song’s video. A few days later ‘Do You Wanna Get High?’ was made available on YouTube and there was a hidden reference to 1996 album ‘Pinkerton’ which few fans missed. Now on the day that the band announced that Weezer (The White Album) will be released on April 1 2016, they also offered up the album’s first promotional single along with its video. ‘King Of The World’ is proof that Weezer really are drawing inspiration from their Pinkerton days stylistically. Its video, entirely in black-and-white, is a hilarious clip dominated by an impudent, running ‘king’ who seems to be on a mission to get everyone mad.
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