Rivers Cuomo of Weezer


Weezer Plots 'The Black Album' For Spring Release

By: Scott T. Sterling

February 2, 2018

Are you ready for the dark side of Weezer?

While Weezer’s latest album of upbeat alt-rock, Pacific Daydream, is a mere three months old, frontman Rivers Cuomo and company are already plotting the band’s next release—and for a few months, they plan to turn away from the light.

The group is planning to drop its long-awaited The Black Album, a follow-up to 2016’s White Album, on May 25.

According to Stereogum, Pacific Daydream just kind of ... happened. Cuomo says that he had two Dropbox folders: "New Folder" and "Black Album." And apparently the former filled up quicker than the latter, hence the already released Pacific Daydream. He further explained that it's been a challenge to go "super-dark" for the upcoming Black Album.

Hopefully, Cuomo will figure out how to, as The Stones put it, “Paint It Black” over the next couple months if they’re gonna hit their target date for the record. Or maybe he should listen to Metallica’s “Black Album” on repeat for inspiration?