Weezer Drops New EP SZNZ: Winter
Weezer have dropped the final installment of their year-long SZNZ EP project – SZNZ: Winter. The band released the EP’s first song, “I Want A Dog,” earlier this month, in addition to playing the track on Jimmy Kimmel Live for the last date of their seasonal residency on the show.
SZNZ: Winter was initially meant to be a stripped back, acoustic-leaning body of work that evolved as it was created with producers Suzy Shinn and James Flanigan into an amalgamation of everything Weezer fans have loved from the band’s current decade of work. Songs like “Basketball,” and “The One That Got Away” sonically fit next to songs from 2106’s Weezer (The White Album), while tracks like “Iambic Pentameter” and “The Deep and Dreamless Sleep” recall the sprawling elements and crunchy guitar sounds of 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright In The End. Songs like “Sheraton Commander” pull on elements from 2021’s celebrated OK Human with flourishes of orchestration. Guitarmonies abound throughout the seven song collection, bringing moments of 2021’s Van Weezer to the forefront. Throughout it all remains frontman Rivers Cuomo’s distinctive voice and melodic vibes.
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