Weezer’s next album could sound like ‘Beach Boys gone bad’

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Rivers Cuomo says the band's follow-up to 'The White Album' will tackle 'more mature topics'

Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo has discussed the band’s next album, saying it could sound like “The Beach Boys gone bad”.

The L.A. four-piece released their self-titled 11th album – also known as ‘The White Album’ – earlier this month (April) and Cuomo suggested their next effort could be a darker offering known as ‘The Black Album’.

“What could stand out more against ‘White’ than ‘Black’?” Cuomo explained in a new interview with DIY.

“I think it’s going to maybe be like Beach Boys gone bad,” he continued. “I’m thinking of swearing, which is something I’ve never done in songs.”

Cuomo also said the album would tackle “more mature topics” and be “less summer day and more winter night”, adding: “If it were a movie in the United States it would be rated R instead of PG.” He then said the band could return to the recording studio as soon as October.

Meanwhile, Cuomo is set to feature on the debut album from rapper Vic Mensa.

The frontman dressed as Elvis for the band’s recent performance of ‘King On The Road’ on Jimmy Fallon’s chat show.

As part of the marketing process for ‘The White Album’, one fan paid $25,000 (£17,500) to go bird-watching with Cuomo.