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Featured song: "L.A. Girlz" Play on spotify.png


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"L.A. Girlz" is the eighth track from The White Album. Though not an official single, it was released two months ahead of The White Album and promoted with a music video.

The song was originally written by Weezer guitarist Brian Bell, and later revised by Cuomo. Musician Luther Russell, who has frequently produced and co-written songs for Bell's band The Relationship, is also credited as a co-writer. On June 18, 2019, Bell posted a clip of his original demo to his Instagram account.

Rivers Cuomo's lyrics for the song contain several references to literature and pop-culture, including Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem ("gyre and gimble in the wabe"), the 2014 film Whiplash, and the characters of Dante and Beatrice from The Divine Comedy. A lyric from the song's bridge ("Does anybody love anybody...") had been incorporated into several different Weezer demos before ending up in "L.A. Girlz," and is sourced from a 2015 Cuomo song sketch. The "mixing ammonia and bleach" lyric was based on a real incident from Cuomo's first job at Jonathan's, a fast-food restaurant formerly on campus at the University of Connecticut.

"L.A. Girlz" was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show on February 17, 2016, and Weezer debuted it live on March 22 at a KROQ Red Bull SoundSpace private radio show.

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