Ok Human Vinyl Splatter Colour Disc
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So 2020 was going to be the year of Van Weezer -- the big riffs rock album Weezer made
as an homage to the metal bands they loved growing up -- until, thanks to the global
pandemic, it suddenly wasn't. The entire time, however, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo
was busy at the piano, writing a very different album that referenced another vital
musical touchstone of his youth: The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds. Throughout the summer
of Covid-19, he and the band -- along with a 38 piece orchestra -- chipped away at masked
recording sessions until the record was complete. The result is an album called OK
Human -- a cheeky nod to Radiohead's technophobic future-trip OK Computer, but
sounding nothing at all like that record. Taking the listener bit by bit through parts of
Cuomo';s every day, it's a Technicolor symphonic spree that meditates on how over-and-
under-connected we all are, particularly in a year where we can see each other with
greater ease, but actually can't physically be near each other at all. OK Human is also
packed to the brim with some of the best, most personal songs Cuomo has written in the
last decade, all of which shine brighter and bolder with splashes of string and horn
arrangements courtesy of album producer Jake Sinclair and arranger Rob Mathes. It's
hard to imagine any other band who came up in the alt haze of the 90s creating a simply
perfect orchestral pop album, but that is exactly what Weezer's done; OK Human is a
testament to the excellent, enduring melodies Cuomo has written since Weezer's
inception, and the ones he continues to write today.