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Weezer releases new song “Tell Me What You Want” for ‘Wave Break’ video game

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Weezer has released a new song called “Tell Me What You Want.”

The track, which is available now for digital download, was recorded for the video game Wave Break. In the game, you play as an adorable anthropomorphic animal as you “skateboat” — skateboarding with a boat — around what’s described as an “explosive ’80s crime-filled Miami Vice themed world.”

Wave Break launches today on Nintendo Switch and PC, and comes with a Weezer-dedicated level dubbed “Weezy Mode.”

In addition to providing the soundtrack to a video game, “Tell Me What You Want” also serves as a kiss-off track to publications who’ve given Weezer bad reviews, calling out the site Pitchfork in particular.

“Don’t be influenced by an office full of dorks,” frontman Rivers Cuomo sings. “I won’t mention any names…Pitchfork.”

“Tell Me What You Want” follows Weezer’s two 2021 albums, January’s OK Human and May’s Van Weezer. For what it’s worth, Pitchfork gave OK Human a 5.8 out of 10. They seemed to like Van Weezer a little bit better, though, giving it a 5.9.

Weezer will hit the road this summer on the Hella Mega tour with Green Day and Fall Out Boy.

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