Spring has formally sprung, and Weezer marked the event with a whimsical, fantasy-filled rendition of the group’s new single “A Little Bit of Love” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band reworked the late-night present’s stage into a fantastic forest, full with a creepy mandolin-playing rabbit and frontman Rivers Cuomo sporting a pair of pointy elf ears.
Contrary to the unhappy sack nerd rock that propelled Weezer to fame within the early 90s, “A Little Bit of Love” is a blithe and uplifting ambling rock quantity, jam-packed with inspirational aphorisms. “Take a look at where you started from/And where you are today/You climbed mountains, swam oceans/You got knocked down and kept goin’,” Cuomo sings within the music’s refrain. “In the end you know you’ve got to say/A little bit of love goes a pretty long way.”
The observe is featured on the band’s newest launch, SZNZ: Spring — which Rolling Stone referred to as “suitably lighthearted right through the closing track” — marking the primary of 4 seasonally impressed EPs scheduled to reach from Cuomo and Co. this yr. Each launch additionally options an interpolation of a motion from Vivaldi’s famed violin concertos, The Four Seasons.
“Spring is kind of like happy chill,” Cuomo mentioned of the SZNZ undertaking final yr. “And then we move through to dance rock, like a Strokes-style album for the fall, and then sad acoustic, Elliott Smith-style for winter.”