“Tell me what you want” continues Van Weezeris hard rocking, riff-driven aesthetics. It’s officially out Friday. Same day, the independent video game Wave Break will launch a new level called “Weezy Mode” based on the song. Weezer has created “Tell Me What You Want” as a streaming-safe alternative, which means that streamers on platforms like Twitch can use it to track their video game sessions without receiving DMCA removal requests. Meanwhile, the band debuted the song today in a live performance for the Summer Game Fest kickoff event.
All of this is nice to know, but for the music nerds, the most notable aspect of “Tell Me What You Want” is that it takes a direct turn on Pitchfork. “This is a message my boss would not approve of / After this song he will have a lot of tidying up to do,”
See the performance below.