Weezer reveal 'Lost' inspired 'Hurley' album artwork and stream new single online

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Weezer reveal 'Lost' inspired 'Hurley' album artwork and stream new single online
Weezer have revealed the album artwork for their forthcoming new album 'Hurley'.

The follow-up to 2009's 'Raditude' will feature a photograph of American actor Jorge Garcia, who played Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes in the television series Lost.

"We struggled super hard trying to come up with an album title," frontman Rivers Cuomo told SpinnerMusic.co.uk. "[We tried] to find some kind of phrase that summed up the whole aesthetic behind the album: 'Heavy Mental', 'Smaller Than Life'. I was coming up with all kinds of stuff, but ultimately, we just went with some random word that doesn't really have anything to do with anything."

He added: "I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia, it just had this amazing vibe. We didn't want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as 'the 'Hurley' record' even if left it without that title, so we just called it 'Hurley'. No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face."

Set to be released in the UK on September 13 and in the US on September 14, the LP will include a collaboration with Ryan Adams and a song called 'Time Flies', which was written by Mac Davis, who also wrote Elvis Presley's 1969 hit single 'In The Ghetto'.

Meanwhile, the group are streaming their first single from the new LP 'Memories' online and you can listen to it below.

Weezer will appear at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals later this month.

Weezer - Memories by Hypetrak

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