FRIDAY, APRIL 01, 2016 |
Posted by: Mike Montemarano
Weezer's appearance on The Tonight Show was a little sneak peek into the much-anticipated White Album, and judging by last night's performance it seems that the band has gotten it together to kick things into top notch with the sappy take on some of frontman Rivers Cuomo's pressing thoughts and urges, through the well put-together power pop/rock ensemble sound that made them lovable in the first place. In short, they let us know a day early that on the latest release, they've still got it, and that's sure to hold true for the upcoming release tour.
Donned in a solid white Elvis outfit, Cuomo's rendition of "King of the World" showcases that this album will be chock full of geeky takes on absurd ideas, and judging by some of the concepts presented in the album thus far, this is undoubtedly one of Weezer's most triumphantly weird albums to date. During last nights performance, Cuomo's lyrics went on a weird tangent about WWII Japan infused into an oddly sappy and quirky little love song.
Long story short, Weezer made a glamorous and focused return with a huge public performance, and have taken on lots of poppy 60s influences along the way that embellish The White Album in cool ways. Perhaps that's why they chose for this album in particular to be their own "White Album," it certainly seems fitting given the 60s pop rock harmonies Cuomo belts throughout.