Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo co-wrote this song with Seann Bowe (In Flames' "Like Sand
," The Veronicas "The Only High") and Chris Sernel, also known as Oh, Hush! (Cee Lo Green's "What Part of Forever
", Britt Nicole's "Concrete").
"Like many cool Weezer songs (it) has a sad message wrapped in a sunny package," the band wrote on Twitter. "Sort of a companion piece to 'Island In The Sun
' from 2001, but instead of being a pure fantasy about an escape, the guy in 'Happy Hour' is chained to reality, looking around for a break from the routine. It's not hard to relate, but unlike that guy, fortunately we have new Weezer music to listen to!"