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What's Weezer teasing with 14-second "ReadMe.txt" track?

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Weezer is up to something.

This week, the band tweeted a playlist consisting of all of the band’s “favorite songs.” In addition to songs such as “Maps” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Neil Young‘s “Old Man,” the playlist includes a mysterious 14-second spoken word track called “Readme.txt,” by an artist named =m=asterpiece.

“All my favorite songs are slow and sad,” the Siri-esque voice says on the “song.” “All my favorite people make me mad. Everything that feels so good is bad, bad, bad. All my favorite songs are slow and sad. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.”

So, what does this all mean? Fans are speculating that an announcement is coming about Weezer’s in-the-works album OK Human, the more piano-based, orchestral counterpart to the band’s upcoming Van Weezer album.

OK Human, of course, is a play on Radiohead‘s OK Computer, and the cover artwork accompanying Weezer’s playlist is a picture of a floppy disk labeled “Hi human, open ReadMe.txt.” Also of note: the =m= part of the name =m=asterpiece is the upside-down version of Weezer’s =W= logo.

Stay tuned for more info.

Van Weezer, by the way, is due out May 7 after being delayed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes the singles “The End of the Game” and “Hero.”

By Josh Johnson
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