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Rivers Cuomo plays hooky from Zoom meetings in Weezer’s “Grapes of Wrath” video

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Weezer has premiered the video for “Grapes of Wrath,” a song off the band’s new album, OK Human.

The very relatable clip begins with frontman Rivers Cuomo lamenting that he has to take part in yet another Zoom meeting before coming up with the idea to simply put a photo of himself in front of the camera, freeing him up to do as he pleases. As it turns out, his band mates have similar plans, and use everything from cardboard cutouts to balloons to cover up their Zoom escapes.

You can watch the “Grapes of Wrath” video streaming now on YouTube.

Fun fact: today is also the 82nd anniversary of the classic John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath, which was first published April 14, 1939.

Weezer released OK Human in January. They’ll be performing the record in full during their upcoming streaming concert, during which they’ll be accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. The virtual event premieres April 16.

Another new Weezer album, Van Weezer, is due out May 7.

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