Van Weezer

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Van Weezer
Van Weezer cover
Studio album by Weezer
Released May 15, 2020
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Producer Suzy Shinn
Weezer chronology
Weezer (The Black Album)
(2019)
Van Weezer
(2020)
Singles from Van Weezer
  1. "The End of the Game"
    Released: September 10, 2019

Van Weezer is Weezer's fourteenth album. The title is a reference to the band Van Halen. It's scheduled to release on May 15, 2020.

Overview

Rivers Cuomo first mentioned the existence of the album while explaining the existence of OK Human in an interview with Los Angeles Times in February of 2019:

But that won’t necessarily be the one to come out first after the Black Album, Cuomo cautioned as he walked me to the door. He’s also working on a project called “Van Weezer,” about which he said, “You can probably figure out the concept from the title alone.”

Maybe because I had Harry Nilsson on the brain, I thought he was referring to Van Morrison.

“Wrong Van,” he said in a way that made it clear he meant Van Halen.

When asked about Weezer's two upcoming albums in an interview with Billboard published March 1st, Cuomo said: "One was mostly done before the Black Album. It’s currently called OK Human and was produced by Jake Sinclair, who did our White Album. The other one, I’m depressed thinking about it. I have this huge emotional block. It’s called Van Weezer, and it’s basically a super-rock album. Like the Blue Album, but more guitar riffs." Brian Bell acknowledged the album's existence in various interviews throughout 2019. In an August interview with Spanish blog Binaural, Bell suggested that Crush Management would prefer to release Van Weezer before OK Human.

In August of 2019, a casting call was posted to backstage.com looking for extras to play "Weezer party goers" in an upcoming music video [1]. On August 23, musician and producer Tim Pagnotta posted a story to his Instagram page that read "Jammin’ new @Weezer I worked on :)".

On September 6, 2019, the song "The End of the Game" leaked onto the American television music service Music Choice. Its music video and the announcement of the album were both dropped on September 10, 2019.

See also