Rivers Cuomo has unveiled the quirky new video for “Two Broken Hearts,” the latest solo track from the Weezer frontman. The acoustic ditty tells the story of two people forming a relationship after exiting breakups; “You bring Häagen-Dazs, I got HBO / Laughing through our tears, that’s what friends are for,” Cuomo sings.
The DIY visual takes a literal approach to the song’s lyrics, using Bitmoji figures and candid video footage of Cuomo drinking water bottles and dancing to bring the lyrics to life.
“Standing on stage and being cheered on by thousands upon thousands of people is the best feeling in the whole world,” Cuomo wrote of the track on YouTube. “I cry from happiness…literally.” The singer added, “Song available now in a Kmart near you,” but it’s currently just available on iTunes.
“Two Broken Hearts” marks Cuomo’s second solo song of 2018, following the March release of “Medicine for Melancholy.” It remains unclear whether these solo tracks are one-off singles or if Cuomo is plotting a solo release after Weezer’s self-titled “Black Album” arrives on March 1st, 2019.
Weezer was the unlikely focus of a recent Saturday Night Live sketch that found Leslie Jones’ purist fan debated the merits of the band’s newer catalog with “ride-or-die” devotee Matt Damon. The sketch became a viral sensation, and while Cuomo was surprised SNL dedicated a whole segment to Weezer, the singer told Rolling Stone he hadn’t actually seen the sketch yet.