We all know that Weezer’s Ready Set Go Lil Uzi Vert was one of the biggest selling albums of all time. For a start, it featured the band doing something a little bit unusual. It was the first time that Weezer had gone without their long time singer Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was replaced by Uzi and boy did the band still perform with him!
The video for “Modern Man” also features an interesting storyline. In it, Weezer’s old man goes on trial for murder. His trial was supposed to start the next day but because his grandmother is very ill, it was delayed. When he returns home, he gets out of the house and walks towards the judge but when he gets to the end of the sentence, he sees that the judge has died in a car crash.
Why does this song feature such heavy lyrics? Well, the lyrics would suggest that the world would have to know the truth about their singer. I would imagine that the video for the song is what inspired that storyline. It shows how far some people will go to find fame and money and fame can get in the blink of an eye. It also shows how much a person would do just to make it in the music industry.
If you are a fan of this video, you might have some questions. Who was Uzi? Where did she come from? What kind of musician creates pop music and lyrics about a car crash and hits like this? It is pretty obvious that this is one lady.
One of the most important things about “Modern Man” is that the band gets through half of the song without ever playing the hook. It is very surprising that Ready Set Go utilizes such a short amount of time for their hook. It is obvious that they are trying to get their hooks across to the audience as quickly as possible. This definitely is not a bad thing though.
The next part of “Modern Man” is really interesting. As the song goes on, we get more into the concept of man’s journey through the wilderness. We see that he has lost his children and it seems like this is the theme of the whole song. We also get introduced to this other personality that is going around “Man’s World,” which is a mysterious character named Voodoo.
One of the biggest things that I love about “Modern Man” is the use of Voodoo. Some people might not think that it is a good song for modern society. However, the lyrics are very interesting and the imagery is fantastic. It is very disturbing at times and I can’t help but think about all of the unsolved murders that we hear about on the news. It just makes you wonder how those people get away with it.
This song is definitely worth a listen. If you have never listened to Ready Set Go, then I highly suggest that you do. The music is fantastic. They are not singing the boring old songs that most artists seem to be using. They are original, catchy, and most of all; uplifting.
A lot of people who first hear “Modern Man” probably won’t even get through the first verse. This is because of the excellent instrumentation. The instruments used in this song are amazing and really add to the atmosphere. Musically, this album is one of my favorites. It has just the right blend of instrumental and vocals that gets people into the song.
It might not make sense to people who don’t follow pop music, but the lyrics in this song are very thought provoking. They are also written in a very interesting way that makes you stop and think. On some level, you start wondering what is going on, which is a normal feeling when you are completely caught off guard by something.
One thing that is great about Ready Set Go is that they manage to mix modern day feelings and classical melodies seamlessly. There is no lack of emotion in this music. Music like this is usually very slow and mellow. In this song, everything is moving pretty fast and there are plenty of feelings and emotions portrayed as well.