Rivers Cuomo continued the quarantine trend of covering Nirvana Monday with a piano rendition of “Heart-Shaped Box.”
Cuomo performed the In Utero track next to a towering plant and a desk boasting a prominently-placed guitar and bottle of hand-sanitizer. Neither the angle nor the video quality is all that good — “Filming this with a potato added to the vibe, it was the right choice,” one commenter quipped — but the cover itself is appropriately fraught.
Cuomo has kept busy during quarantine, hosting Zoom sessions for fans — which is where this cover came from — and dropping “Hero” with Weezer in honor of frontline workers. The band also made a cameo on The Simpsons last week and covered the iconic theme. They released a new song, “Blue Dream,” on the episode as well. Both “Blue Dream” and “Hero” will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Van Weezer, though its release has been delayed due to COVID-19.