There’s no doubt that everyone in the office is streaming the World Cup tournament today. Soccer or “football” fanatics are going crazy in their cubicles if they’re not already playing hooky and boozing it up in the bars and shouting at the TV screen. Yes, Americans. There is something bigger than the Superbowl.
We previously shared how Shakira, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Alicia Keys, BLK JKS, Tinariwen and more planned to contribute to the festivities, but we got something out of nowhere from Weezer! Listen now…
According to Rock it Out! Blog (via Consequence of Sound), soccer fanatic and front man of Weezer, River Cuomos, has decided to get his fellow Americans pumped up for the world event by providing the free song, “Represent,” which you can get over on iTunes. As noted by CoS, the song’s musical backdrop definitely features the bizarre riff from Cutting Crew’s “(I Just) Died In Your Arms,” but eventually turns out be a decent synth-rock jam appropriate to blast in the stadium. However, it’s not really a song you want little kids to hear when you tell them games are just for fun. (The song has quite a blunt message about winning.)
Speaking of winning, the word on the street is that We Are Scientists are also getting pumped up for the World Cup but they’re not rooting for the US (even if they happen to be from California). They’ve recorded a Pro-England song! Come on, now! As if we didn’t have enough tension for the game between the two countries!
What do you think of the World Cup inspired song from Weezer?