In recent weeks, two things have been quite popular around the SPIN offices: the fall sniffles and “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” Weezer’s catchy song from the band’s new album, Raditude. News of a party-time collabo with Lil Wayne kept hope alive…. but then that song leaked today. Ugh.
“Can’t Stop Partying” is the weirdest nugget to ever appear on a Weezer album. Ever. And we don’t mean that in a good way. Frontman Rivers Cuomo gets auto-tuned and rap/sings about the dark side of a party lifestyle (“I’ve gotta have Patron / Gotta have the jewels / Gotta have a lot girls around me”); cheesy club beats drop in an out over icy synths worthy of a Cher single ; and there are even a few breaks for R&B “Whoa Whoa oh oh oh ohs”s that wouldn’t seem out of place on an Akon record.
What works? Weezy Baby’s honest (yet silly) rhymes: “Gotta stop mixing alcohol with pharmaceuticals / Damn my life is beautiful,” he spits, giving a little cred to Mr. Holistic Cuomo’s tune, before madcapping with: “Weezer and it’s Weezy / Upside Down on TV / Please don’t shoot me I’m an endangered species.”
Sheesh, why would they ever throw this guy in jail? Oh… yeah.
LISTEN: Weezer and Lil Wayne “Can’t Stop Partying”