Weezer promised that Everything Will Be Alright in the End and from the sound of things, they will be. After releasing the highly self-aware lead single "Back to the Shack" in July, today (Sept. 8) a new song "Cleopatra" hit the Internet, and it's a fire, harmonica-driven new single, once again recalling the alt-rock heyday of the '90s.
Kicking off with the sweet tone of the harmonica and a rolling, deep repeated guitar riff, lead singer Rivers Cuomo is soft-spoken over the heavy music, creating a dissonant bit of music that is oh-so-throwback Weezer.
Around the 90-second mark, "Cleopatra" takes a turn for the harder rock, with Cuomo and co. blasting off into musical space by kicking up the sludge and the angst before a killer, melodic guitar solo.
Some doubted whether or not Weezer could truly return "Back to the Shack," but with each new snippet and song from Everything Will Be Alright in the End arriving online, it seems like the band has finally returned to form after all these years.
Listen to the new Weezer song "Cleopatra" below:
"Cleopatra" is a new song from Weezer's upcoming ninth studio album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Originally due out on Sept. 30, the follow-up to 2010's Hurley will now arrive on Oct. 6.