Still possibly better than everything Weezer has done post-Pinkerton and lightyears beyond anything post-Maladroit. It’s a nice little song. It’s pretty. It doesn’t rely on, “oh my, the nerds are cursing, how ironic!”
It’s all a matter of opinion I guess. I think Weezer at this point is artistically bankrupt, which is totally fine - good for them for continuing to have fun and make money, I’d 100% do the same - I’m fascinated more than anything by the way everything they do is news and how many chances people give them. I’m sure Everclear has covered a song and has put out a few bad albums over the past 18 years, and no one’s writing articles about it or speculating whether the next one will be a return to form.
Having brought them up now, can you imagine if Everclear had put this out, just swapping in Art’s voice? Or 311 with Nick / SA sharing vocals? If mentioned at all, it would be mentioned as a joke.