Just weeks before Weezer is set to release their highly anticipated new album, Van Weezer, the band has a treat to hold fans over in the form of a brand new song.
Their latest, “Hero,” arrived along with a music video on Wednesday (May 6).
“When I was a kid I thought I’d save the world/ Running ’round and chasing all the criminals/ Swinging on a web, flying in the sky/ Shooting lasers from my eyes/ But now I know it never was my destiny/ It’s not my place in life, not who I’m meant to be/ And I don’t want the glory, I don’t want the fame/ And I don’t wanna wear this cape,” frontman Rivers Cuomo sings on the upbeat track over rocking guitar and production.
The new song also has a charitable tie-in, as a release states: “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.”
“Hero” follows Weezer’s previously-released single “The End of the Game.”
“Last album we didn’t have any guitars, this one is just all guitars. A hundred guitars,” frontman Rivers Cuomo told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 of Van Weezer.
Watch the new video, the description for which reads, “This one is for the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers,” below.