Weezer Goes Analog with New Song/Video ‘All My Favorite Songs’ — ‘OK Human’ LP Coming 1/29


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As promised earlier in the week, Weezer premiered a new song titled “All My Favorite Songs” late Wednesday night/early Thursday, the first track shared off the alt/rock/pop band‘s new record, OK Human.

What’s interesting about the song is that while it sounds very much like a Weezer song — front man Rivers Cuomo’s trademark vocals paired with a catchy structure and hook — the song has no electric guitars. In fact, as Weezer shared in a statement with the song, OK Human is pretty much an entirely analog affair … even featuring contributions from a 38-piece orchestra.

The statement:

During the summer of COVID-19 we grabbed our masks, hit the studio & began to chip away at what is now known as OK Human. An album that was made by a handful of humans using only analog technologies (including a 38 piece orchestra) for all of you humans to consume.

OK Human was made at a time when humans-playing-instruments was a thing of the past. All we could do is look back on ancient times when humans really mattered and when the dark tech-takeover fantasy didn’t exist. We used our instruments to connect to the 1960’s and 1970’s and, with the orchestra, back to the 18th and 19th centuries. We had no click track or loops or hi-tech sounds. Not even an electric guitar.

The track listing for OK Human:

  1. All My Favorite Songs
  2. Aloo Gobi
  3. Grapes of Wrath
  4. Numbers
  5. Playing My Piano
  6. Mirror Image
  7. Screens
  8. Bird with a Broken Wing
  9. Dead Roses
  10. Everything Happens for a Reason
  11. Here Comes the Rain
  12. La Brea Tar Pits

Beyond OK Human seemingly being a reference to Radiohead‘s classic 1997 album OK Computer, the new Weezer record comes before the release of Van Weezer, the band’s album that was supposed to be released in 2020, ahead of the (now rescheduled) Hella Mega Tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy.


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