Weezer have reportedly confirmed the release date for their forthcoming new album, ‘The Black Album’.
Speaking to Zan Rowe on Australian radio station Double J, the group said the album would be available for fans to hear from May 25.
Weezer started work on ‘The Black Album’ before beginning ‘Pacific Daydream’, as frontman Rivers Cuomo explained to NME last year. “When our tour ended last summer with Panic! At The Disco, I came straight home and started work on ‘The Black Album’. I was writing songs each day and would put MP3s in a Dropbox folder called ‘The Black Album’.
“One day I wrote a song that was really good, but didn’t fit in that folder because it was a different style, so I put it in another folder called ‘Pacific Daydream’,” he continued. “Over the month, I realised that the ‘Pacific Daydream’ folder filled up first. It was very strong and a unified statement. It wasn’t planned, but that’s how it turned out this time.”
Cuomo described ‘The Black Album’ at the time as being “darker” and “more experimental and wildly negative”. He explained: “It’s experimenting with more modern electronic elements. It has one foot in the future and one foot in the past. The foot in the past would be like The Jesus & Mary Chain.”