Weezer Forced To Use Autotune On New Single “Feels Like Summer”


Weezer released a new pop single titled “Feels Like Summer” yesterday, a far departure from 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright In The End and 2016’s The White Album which recalled their earlier sound and proclaimed that they ‘forgot that disco sucks’ in “Back to the Shack.” There is a heavy use of autotune on the ‘holding on’ pre-chorus portion of the track, which frontman Rivers Cuomo claims he was told to use. Coincidentally, there is also a ‘holding on’ pre-chorus in Linkin Park’s new pop single “Heavy,” which similarly abandons any semblance of a rock sound. The song has received heavy criticism from long time fans on social media.

“The ‘powers that be’ wanted a severe autotune effect in this spot. I struggled hard to reduce it.”

Cuomo also tweeted, “You just got to be an artist and do what makes you happy.”