August 7, 2014 9:32

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo says his relationship with his father inspired new album

'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' is released on September 29.

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo says his relationship with his father inspired new album

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Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo says his relationship with his father was one of the main inspirations on the group's forthcoming new album, 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'.

The band recently revealed new song 'Back To The Shack' and will release the album on September 29. It is the US group's first since 'Hurley' in 2010.

Speaking to NME about his father's influence on the album, Cuomo said: "My father was in the army, stationed in Germany, when I was growing up, so I didn’t see him much. That gave me a lot to write about, and I explored the father figure theme in other ways, too. There's a song called 'Eulogy For A Rock Band' about Weezer's musical forefathers. 'The British Are Coming' is about the American colonies' relations with their imperial father, the British Empire. And 'Foolish Father' could be me singing about my father or me singing about my daughter."

Cuomo also said that the band plans to play the album in full at future live shows. "It's some of my favourite music I've ever heard," he said. "I'm looking forward to playing the whole thing back-to-back live."

The album will be produced by The Cars' frontman Ric Ocasek, who was recently lined up as the producer of the next Cribs album.

Read the full interview with Weezer in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.



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