Rivers Cuomo gets sentimental in this “Lover In The Snow” clip. Before the song starts, he gives us an emotional voice over monologue about how he romanticized soccer because his dad loved it — he drew soccer scenes for pop, tried his best — but ultimately wasn’t able to play because of a leg condition. This is where Cuomo decides to put his passion into music and where we hand the mic over to everyone’s favorite Weezer for the rest of his inspirational sports tale. Nutmeg!
Lover in the snow, soccer trainer in the rain. Was this what he was trampolining for in “Blast Off!“? Probably not, but either way — Rivers is definitely all about Rocky these days.
Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo is out now on Geffen.