Of course a band like Weezer would write a song for NASA. I mean come on, Weezer’s frontman Rivers Cuomo looks like he could be working in Kennedy Space Center right now. Sometimes things make almost too much sense.
The song in question is “I Love the USA,” which was released this week, just in time for the Fourth of July. It’s a reflective song, anchored by a plodding piano line and Cuomo’s painfully honest lyrics about his love of country. The chorus says it all: “I love the USA/f*ck yeah, this place is great.” The rest of the song is an ode to America because Cuomo is right, even if he’s spitting in the face of Donald Trump’s “make America great again” campaign slogan — this place is great. No need to make it great again because f*ck yeah, it’s already great.
Cuomo wrote the song prior to Weezer being asked to be involved with the landing of the Juno spacecraft, but like I said, sometimes things make almost too much sense.
“We were on tour abroad, and it got me thinking a lot about America, which lead to me write ‘I Love The USA,’ Cuomo wrote on the band’s website. “When Apple and NASA asked us to be involved with Juno’s historic landing on July 4th, this song seemed like the perfect fit.”
The song is a stand alone single, not included on the band’s latest self-titled album, and is available on iTunes.
(Via Pure Volume)