Rivers Cuomo has unleashed a surprise single – his first official single as a solo artist ever.


It’s unsure if “Medicine for Melancholy” is just a one-off single or a preview of an upcoming solo album. The song resembles less of the usual up-beat Weezer sound, but more of a laid back tune with hand claps and a wordless chorus. Cuomo has previously released three instalments of his Alone series, a collection of old demos and home recordings. No official single was ever released.


Weezer is rumoured to be releasing their 12th studio album, The Black Album, later this year. It will be their fifth “colour” album, following the Blue, Green, Red and White albums.

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