Watch Patton Oswalt Rock the Oval Office in Weezer’s New ‘I Love the U.S.A.’ Video
Just in time for the 2016 presidential election, Weezer have released a video for their latest single, "I Love the U.S.A.," starring comedian Patton Oswalt.
In the clip, which you can watch above, Oswalt plays a guy who — bedecked in cartoonishly patriotic gear — makes his way into an empty Oval Office, where he lip-syncs the lyrics to the song (sample lines: "I love the U.S.A. / I love the U.S.A. / F--- yeah, this place is great / I love the U.S.A."). Frontman Rivers Cuomo appears in the video as a fairly incompetent Secret Service agent who, after allowing Patton access to the Oval Office, fails to prevent him from starting nuclear war.
"I Love the U.S.A." is one of four new tracks appended to the recently released deluxe edition of the band's 2016 self-titled effort (a.k.a. The White Album), which also includes the new tracks "Friend of a Friend" and "Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter" and a remix of the album cut "Jacked Up."
Neither included on the original track listing nor technically a "new" song, "I Love the U.S.A." was originally released earlier this year, recorded in honor of NASA's Juno spacecraft and its long-awaited Jupiter landing. "We were on tour abroad, and it got me thinking a lot about America, which led to me write 'I Love the U.S.A.,'" wrote Cuomo. "When Apple Music and NASA asked us to be involved with Juno’s historic landing on July 4th, this song seemed like the perfect fit."
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