Weezer are back with a brand new single and some interesting, cannoli-loaded visuals in tow that are just about as strange as the song's lyrics. Following last year's Everything Will Be Alright In The End, “Thank God For Girls” is arguably one of Weezer's strongest efforts in several years. You can check out the SCANTRON-directed, lyric-like video below (which may not be its final, official video) and simultaneously try to comprehend Rivers Cuomo's thought process.
The frontman himself had a lot to say about the track:
“Oh my god you guys, the new single is amazing! After we played it last night, I turned to my plus one and said, with glee, “it's no Back to the Shack!! Hands down Thank God for Girls is the far, far better song. I'm no music critic but I have no problem sharing my opinion on this.
I will say the band seems to be putting their all into it. There's a spoken intro that reminded me of “Miss Sweeney” and a really pretty classic Weezer guitar driven melody. And Scott plays the keyboard on parts of it. I love the abrupt acapella ending, it showcases my voice.
The lyrics sound pretty out there and remind me of my tumblr work. Very unique, very different, a bit dark. (I especially love the Adam lyric parts) … that last line is gold.
I'm not a huge fan of rapped out sections in songs but there's a lot of cool work going on here with harmonies. I think the music is really great, I'm a huge fan of organs being used and piano in the verse.
It's a perfect mix of weezer past and future. The chorus soars on melodic wings. It rocks sooooo hard. I can't really compare it to anything specific we’ve ever done. But I can't wait for more!
I think this may be a big hit single. I hope I'm not overselling it but I think it’s great! (adventurous, brave, fun, compelling, rocking, and I just LOVE it.)”
So, video aside, what are your thoughts? Do you agree with Cuomo's sentiments?