Rivers Cuomo says he feels “postpartum blues” after releasing Weezer’s ‘SZNZ: Winter’ EP
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has spoken about his plans for the band’s future, now that they’ve finished their year-long “SZNZ” project, and how melancholy he feels to be in this “weird phase in the meantime”. record in sight.
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The group released the fourth and final installment of the “SZNZ” series, “Winter”, on December 21 (the first day of the season in North America). It follows the “Spring”, “Summer” and “Autumn” EPs, and features a more thoughtful and exciting palette of sounds and themes. in statements its ConsequenceCuomo explained that he wanted to focus on a specific emotion to represent each season, “and for winter it was sadness.”
As for how this translated into the EP’s musicianship, Cuomo said, “The original inspiration was to try to incorporate some ’90s singer-songwriter styles, like Elliot Smith, acoustic picks and more acoustic sounds. warm
“For our previous album ‘Autumn’, we were going for dance rock, like Franz Ferdinand, and there were more synths and punchy guitars, and it seemed like a good contrast to go for something very warm and acoustic – of course, mixed with a very warm sound. Weezer’s Massive Guitar Pick”.
Now that the final record ‘SZNZ’ is out, Cuomo admitted he’s feeling a sort of “postpartum blues”, unsure of where the band will be heading next. “This always happens when we finish working on an album,” he said, noting that ‘SZNZ’ “has taken up most of my time over the last few years.”
The singer/guitarist continued: “It was a real pleasure to work on. And suddenly, it’s over now. It has gotten out of hand. So I’m in this weird in-between stage where I don’t know who I am or what I’m going to do. So, unfortunately, I think it’s not as positive as I should be feeling right now!”
As for what Weezer can expect in the near future, Cuomo teased that the band will announce a “big tour soon.” As for why they haven’t gone on a headlining tour in the last few years, he explained, “For the last five or seven years, we’ve been preparing to do a big tour.
“And just as we were about to put it together, he was like, ‘Hey, would you like to be a part of the ‘Hella Mega Tour’ and tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy and play arenas ?play 60 minutes, but it would be a great opportunity to get new fans, and it would be fun to be with the other bands,’ and then we thought, ‘Oh, okay, yeah, I think we have to do it. It’s fun.’
“And so year after year goes by, and we still don’t do the big headline tour. But we’re about to make an announcement that we’re going to fix all that.”
Weezer was originally going to give “SZNZ” a five-week residency on Broadway, but it was canceled earlier in the year due to poor ticket sales. However, Arizona fans will be able to see the band live at Baseball’s Inning Festival this February, where they will be performing alongside the likes of Green Day, Eddie Vedder, The Black Crowes and The Offspring. They will also be playing at the Kentucky Railbird Festival next June.
On the other hand, Weezer is preparing a TV tribute to The Beach Boys. In his interview with consequenceCuomo said of that project: “We’re deciding which Beach Boys songs we want to cover and, oh my God, it’s so much fun. I feel so good playing and singing these songs. And it puts I remember how much I used them. model when I was starting out.” write songs for Weezer”.