Weezer release new song, delay album, donate meals to healthcare workers
Weezer have released a new single off their upcoming album Van Weezer, and also pushed back the release date of the album, saying "because we don't want to give another release date until we're absolutely sure of it, we'll just say 'stay tuned for more info.'" The new song's called "Hero" and it finds Weezer relying on their tried-and-true crunchy power pop style and it comes with a video shot in quarantine. "This one is for the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers," the band says. Watch/listen below.
The video also includes a tribute to everyone helping out during these times, and the band are donating meals to healthcare workers too. Via press release:
In honor of the real heroes, the band has teamed up with Postmates to support healthcare heroes caring for COVID-19 patients. Tonight, hero nurses at LA’s Good Samaritan Hospital will be sent meals from Uncle Paulie’s Deli during their breaks thanks to Weezer, Postmates and Feed Hero Nurses, a volunteer-run organization in partnership with Random Acts that is dedicated to providing meals to nurses on the frontlines.
Weezer were supposed to embark on the Hella Mega Tour this summer with Green Day and Fall Out Boy, but the June dates have already been postponed and the rest probably will too.
In recent related news, Wheatus' bassist played Weezer's full discography in a livestream. We also recently included a live video of the classic Weezer lineup in 1996 in our daily roundup of live videos to watch while every show is cancelled.