By Amanda Wicks
Thanks to NASA’s mission to Jupiter, Weezer wrote and released a new song titled “I Love the USA.”
The spacey song has an interplanetary swirl of keys and a slow, measured beat. “Ain’t that bad a place/ I was born that way/ I bite my fingernails/ Still got bills to pay/ You sure know what to say/ I’ll put you in your place/ Land of the free/ I’m on my way,” Rivers Cuomo sings in the opening verse.
The chorus builds into anthemic praise of the United States. “I love the USA/ I love USA/ F— yeah, this place is great/ I love the USA,” he sings. It’s a pretty straightforward cheer.
Weezer released their newest LP The White Album in April, but this song does not appear on that project. It’s a stand-alone track meant to celebrate the American spirit in its quest for spatial glory.
The spacecraft Juno is en route to the solar system’s oldest planet Jupiter. It will collect data since the planet’s gravitational pull is so strong it has trapped most everything it ever produced. By studying the planet’s material, NASA can better understand what the early solar system was like, according to USA Today.
Listen to “I Love the USA” below.