Records

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"Records"
Records cover
Single by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Summer
Released June 21, 2022
Recorded 2022
Length 3:28
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Grant Phillip Michaels, Rivers Cuomo, Sam Hollander
Producer(s) Daniel Omelio, Suzy Shinn
Status Officially released
Live debut June 19, 2022 in Vienna, Austria
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Weezer singles chronology
"A Little Bit of Love"
(2022)
"Records"
(2022)
SZNZ: Summer track listing
"Lawn Chair"
(1)
"Records"
(2)
"Blue Like Jazz"
(3)
"Records (feat. Noga Erez)"
Records (feat. Noga Erez) cover
Remix by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Summer
Released June 21, 2022
Recorded 2022
Length 3:32
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Grant Phillip Michaels, Noga Erez, Ori Rousso, Rivers Cuomo, Sam Hollander
Producer(s) Daniel Omelio, Suzy Shinn
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify

"Records" is the second track and lead single from Weezer's 2022 EP, SZNZ: Summer. It is the second overall single released as part of the band's SZNZ series of EPs.

Appearances

Overview

On October 12, 2021, Rivers Cuomo revealed on his Discord server that he intended for "Records" to be released as the lead single for SZNZ: Summer.[1] Initially, the song was planned to release the same day as SZNZ: Spring, but the song "A Little Bit of Love" was pushed as a single instead.

A 15-second clip of the song was teased on June 14, 2022 as reward for solving that day's Weezle word puzzle. On June 16, days ahead of the song's official release, the song was made available to hear through the mobile app Human Record Player, developed by Brian Moore, which requires the user to physically rotate in place (simulating a turntable) to play the song.[2] The same day, the song was added to the virtual radio station "Rock & Royale" within the video game Fortnite.[3]

An official remix of the song featuring Israeli musician Noga Erez was released on August 31, 2022. A mash-up of the song by remix artist Titus Jones which features audio from Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, and Nirvana (who are each mentioned in the single's lyrics) was uploaded to the band's official YouTube channel on October 3, 2022.

Video

Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance

Hella Mega Tour Vienna, Austria performance

Lyrics

I hear records in my head everywhere that I go
I've got records in my head spinning out of control
They go round and around and again
Round and around and again
Round and around and, oh yeah
Records in my head

I hear records in my head everywhere that I go
I've got records in my head spinning out of control
They go round and around and again
Round and around and again
Round and around and, oh yeah!
Records in my head

I'm pillow drumming on the sofa
I keep on rockin' past the coda
And even if the world is ending
As I go out you'll hear me singing
I don't feel no pain
When people make me mad
I don't hear a word they say
Just the sound of scratches

I hear records in my head everywhere that I go
I've got records in my head spinning out of control
They go round and around and again
Round and around and again
Round and around and oh yeah
Records in my head

I feel Rihanna
I'm feelin' Lana
I feel Nirvana
So you can fuck off

Cuz sometimes I don't wanna deal
No one cares what I think or feel
Peel off the plastic, smell the vinyl
For me it's like a holy bible
I don't feel no pain
Cuz I got my novacaine
When people make me mad
I don't hear a word they say
Just the sound of scratches

I hear records in my head everywhere that I go
I've got records in my head spinning out of control
They go round and around and again
Round and around and again
Round and around and oh yeah
Records in my head

I feel Rihanna
I'm feelin' Lana
I feel Nirvana
So you can fuck off

They go round and around and again
Round and around and again
Round and around and, oh yeah
Records in my head

References

  1. Rivers Cuomo. Discord. 12 October 2021. Screenshot: File:Mrn-discord-10-12-2021.png
  2. Carter, Emily. "You can listen to the new Weezer single… but only by becoming a ‘human record player’" Kerrang! 17 June 2022. https://www.kerrang.com/you-can-listen-to-the-new-weezer-single-but-only-by-becoming-a-human-record-player
  3. m a t t "Weezer's "Records" from SZNZ Summer on Fortnite Car Radio" YouTube. 16 June 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYN-rMIPeU8

See also