A Sincere Confession: Rivers Cuomo on ‘Beverly Hills’
“Beverly Hills,” a chart-topping track from Weezer, has often been misread, according to the band’s lead vocalist, Rivers Cuomo. He shared with Vulture, “I often heard that people thought I was making fun of Beverly Hills, that I was being sarcastic in the chorus when I say, “That’s where I want to be.” I was 100 percent sincere when I wrote it.” Watch the video below.
What do you think? But what about other tunes that are commonly misread by listeners?
Weezer in Salt Lake City This Summer
Weezer is currently the main act of the Indie Rock Roadtrip tour, sharing the stage with Future Islands and Joyce Manor. The tour stops in Salt Lake City.
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1992. The band’s music is often described as alternative rock and power pop, with pop punk and emo elements. They are known for their catchy melodies, geeky image, and the distinctive vocals of lead singer Rivers Cuomo.
“Beverly Hills” is a song by Weezer, released as the first single from their fifth album, Make Believe, in 2005. The song is a commentary on the superficial nature of fame and the desire to be part of the Hollywood elite, despite feeling like an outsider.
The Indie Rock Roadtrip tour is a music festival that features a lineup of prominent indie rock bands. Future Islands is an American synthpop band known for its energetic performances and the distinctive voice of its lead singer, Samuel T. Herring. Joyce Manor is an American band from Torrance, California, known for blending indie rock and punk.