Next to “Blast Off” this is the finest song from Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo’s solo album. “Lover in the Snow” is a sweet little ditty, with a nice guitar riff, song tamborines and handclaps. Throw in Rivers lyrics about wondering why some girl loves another man and yeah it woulda made a fine Weezer tune.
Still, the video is funny. We get an opening monologue about Rivers’s absentee dad, their passion for soccer and they Rivers going into Rocky mode, before playing soccer with Mia Hamm.
Either way. It’s a great song and a great video. Together they’ve got an oddball charm to them.