Weezer recently revealed that their latest eponymous LP, this one dubbed The White Album, arrives on April 1st. On Wednesday, singer Rivers Cuomo hopped on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show to debut a new album cut called “LA Girlz.”
The aching, sweeping “LA Girlz” is reminiscent of Weezer’s vintage years (i.e., the first two self-titled albums) and fits seamlessly into what Cuomo has billed as Weezer’s “L.A. beach album.” “The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the west side of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began,” Cuomo said in a statement that accompanied the album announcement.
“Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4-mile radius, seeing other bands, the kids from La Sera. I would just tweet out ‘does anybody wanna hang?’ And then I’d get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.”
“LA Girlz” joins fellow White Album cuts “Thank God for Girls,” “King of the World” and “Do You Wanna Get High?”