Weezer's Next Album Features Rivers Cuomo's COVID Coughing

"It kind of goes with the emotion of the album," he says

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Sep 1, 2022

September is here! Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means: another instalment in Weezer's sometimes decent, sometimes bad EP series SZNZ. With just a few weeks to go until Autumn, frontman Rivers Cuomo has confirmed one of the things fans can expect to hear on the upcoming release: COVID-induced coughing.

On his Discord server, Mr. Rivers' Neighborhood, Cuomo was chatting with fans yesterday evening (August 31) and revealed, "I actually cough on the last track of autumn… because I had covid when I recorded the vocal."

He added that the cough is "quite audible" and that "it kind of goes with the emotion of the album." A fan said "That's nice," and Cuomo clarified, "In context it's pretty scary."

See a screenshot of the chat down below.

SZNZ: Autumn comes out September 22 — the first day of fall. Cuomo has previously described Autumn as being influenced by Franz Ferdinand and the Strokes, and featuring synths and samples.

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