WEEZER Honors Frontliners In Latest Single "Hero"
Weezer was supposed to release their new album Van Weezer this May but they decided to push it back to a later date because of COVID-19.
Instead, they dropped a single called "Hero" off the said album to pay tribute to the hardworking frontliners fighting the devastating pandemic.
With the good news, comes the bad: unfortunately we're going to have to delay the release of Van Weezer. As you know, Corona has put a crimp in many well-laid plans. Van Weezer has been no exception. pic.twitter.com/vu8wjyPj2P— weezer (@Weezer) May 6, 2020
We don't want to give another Van Weezer release date til we're absolutely sure of it, so we'll just say "stay tuned for more info."— weezer (@Weezer) May 6, 2020
We’re working hard on getting you all the new =w= you can handle including music + more surprises getting announced later this week ;)
This one is for the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers.— weezer (@Weezer) May 6, 2020
Hero the new single from Van Weezer is out now, pass it on https://t.co/bh3SIl0Rq5 pic.twitter.com/cmEtpIOlJf
The highly uplifiting song has the magical touch of Weezer's signature sound. “Everybody needs a hero but I’m not everybody else I walk alone, yeah, I walk alone," frontman Rivers Cuomo sings.
As they introduced the official music video of "Hero" to the world, the band wrote, “This one is for the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers.”
On the video's last frame, you'll see a letter from Rivers expressing gratitude to essential workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. “Your bravery and selflessness are awe-inspiring,” his thoughtful missive says.
Watch the latest offering from Weezer below: