Weezer has been nothing but appreciative of their fans. Frontman Rivers Cuomo spiritually, physically, mentally, and virtually hugs his followers whenever he has the chance. Case in point: The band’s long-running fan club, which was relaunched last fall, continues to issue goodies of gifts for its members. This time? A 7-inch single of a new song titled “Everybody Needs Salvation”.
“I need someone here to guide me,” Cuomo pines early on. What starts as an acoustic meditation out of Liverpool quickly amplifies into a distorted bopper with verses strikingly reminiscent of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Burnin’ For You”. It’s Weezer, though, with enough six-string machismo to keep up with their last album — 2014’s fantastic Everything Will Be Alright In The End.
Check out the track below. If you’re feeling nostalgic, revisit our cover story with Weezer from last fall, which features interviews with Cuomo, guitarist Scott Shriner, and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino. It’s a big ol’ window into the recording process of one of their best albums to date.