Weezer Unveils New Album's Release Date, Previews New Song
Weezer has set the release date for their new album, "Everything Will Be Alright in the End". On Wednesday, July 9, the band announced that the new record would arrive on September 30 via Republic Records.
Weezer broke the news in a YouTube video titled "Return to Ithaca". The 40-second clip also features a snippet of what fans assume will be their new song. "Take me back, back to the shack," vocalist Rivers Cuomo can be heard singing over the guitar riff.
"Everything Will Be Alright in the End" was produced by Ric Ocasek, the same guy behind Weezer's successful 1994's "Weezer (Blue Album)" and 2001's "Weezer (Green Album)".
"Ric wasn't the obvious first choice for us," Cuomo said of hiring Ocasek in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "Eventually, as we meditated on all the different options, it dawned on us that the vibe we wanted and the sound we wanted and the energy we wanted, there was no one on Earth who could get that better than Ric."
Meanwhile, drummer Pat Wilson revealed what to expect from the band's forthcoming record, saying, "If you took the 'Pinkerton' band and then play all the other records - that's what we sound like now. Bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it's going to have the tight structure of 'Blue Album' with a little bit more abandon like 'Pinkerton'."
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