During an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’, frontman Rivers Cuomo reveals he has been keeping himself very busy writing songs during the COVID pandemic.
Rockers Weezer are set to serve up four new albums to mark each season in 2022.
Frontman Rivers Cuomo reveals he’s been keeping himself very busy writing songs during the COVID crisis, and now fans will get to hear fresh material at the start of the spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
“I guess I’ve had a lot of time on my hands, so I wrote four albums that we’ll put out next year,” the singer told breakfast show “Good Morning America“. “It’s called ‘Seasons’ and each album comes out on the first day of the season.”
“Spring is kind of like happy chill,” he explained, “and then we move through dance-rock, and like a Strokes-style album for the fall [autumn], and sad acoustic, Elliott Smith-style for the winter.”
The “Buddy Holly” stars have already spoiled fans with two new albums this year (2021) – January’s “OK Human”, which was also made during the pandemic, and “Van Weezer”, which was recorded before the 2020 chaos and dropped in May. On the show, they performed “Hero”, an opening track off “Van Weezer”.
While Cuomo talked about albums plan, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong admitted that his band has none when it comes to a follow up to “Pollyanna”. The 49-year-old rocker said, “Not in the immediate future but you never know. We always get a wild hair and end up doing something. But right now, we’re just looking forward to the tour.”
As for being back on the stage again, Armstrong stated,” I’m just looking forward to playing again. We’ve been planning this tour for two years now and we got derailed into lockdown, and it’ll just be nice to do what I love doing!” He added “I love playing live, and it’s the biggest tour of the summer with three really fun bands, so it should be great.”