Rivers Cuomo: ‘New Weezer single is designed to annoy our label’

Frontman reveals the inspiration behind 'Pork And Beans'

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has revealed that his band’s new single, ‘Pork And Beans’, was inspired by a bust-up with his US record label, DCG, rejecting songs he had originally delivered to them for the band’s forthcoming new album.

Cuomo told Rolling Stone that he was ordered to write catchier songs, so wrote ‘Pork And Beans’ – a song with a deliberately inane theme.

“I came out of it pretty angry,” Cuomo said of the meeting with the label. “But ironically, it inspired me to write another song.”

Lyrics from ‘Pork And Beans’ include, “Everyone likes to dance to a happy song/With a catchy chorus and beat so they can sing along/Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart/ Maybe if I work with him I can perfect the art.