Weezer has unveiled their new cover art to their album Hurley (out September 14), and it features nothing but the smiling, jovial face of Lost‘s Jorge Garcia. Is this the best cover art of all time or the best cover art of all time? Jump below to find out why the band picked this particular actor to be the face of their eighth studio album, and hear the brand-new track “Memories.”
“We struggled super hard trying to come up with an album title, trying to find some kind of phrase that summed up the whole aesthetic behind the album,” Rivers Cuomo tells Spinner. “I was coming up with all kinds of stuff, but ultimately, we just went with some random word that doesn’t really have anything to do with anything.”
“I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia,” Cuomo continues. “it just had this amazing vibe. We didn’t want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as ‘the Hurley record’ even if left it without that title, so we just called it Hurley. No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face.”
Spinner also reports that none of the songs on the album are in reference to the show, although we beg to differ. Take a listen of the song “Memories” and try to tell us it has nothing to do with Jack Shepherd and John Locke and all the Losties trying to get back to the island:
Weezer – “Memories”
“All the memories make me want to go back there, back there / All the memories, how can we get back there.” Call us a Lost fanatic searching for clues well after the season is over, but we swear if you play this song backwards, it tells you what the numbers really mean.
It’s just too bad this song and album came out too late to make our Ultimate Lost Finale playlist—although Weezer’s “Island In The Sun” made our cut.