Weezer unveiled a brand new song on their second annual at-seas festival this past weekend. One passenger on The Weezer Cruise — which sailed from Florida to the Bahamas and back — captured all of “Back to the Shack,” a song that aurally and lyrically pays tribute to the band’s favored ’90s history. Above, Rivers Cuomo sings of losing his way as an artist — “I forgot that disco sucks” — and returning to a simpler vision: “Maybe I should play the lead guitar and Pat should play the drums.”
In October, the band announced they were returning to the studio in January with Ric Ocasek producing. The Cars singer took on the same roll for the band’s 1994 and 2001 eponymous LPs — “The Blue Album” and “The Green Album,” respectively. He’s also helmed records by Suicide, Bad Religion, and Nada Surf. “Back to the Shack” bodes very well for those who feel Weezer has strayed too far afield from what originally made the Los Angeles power-pop band so great.