Weezer released the surprisingly good Everything Will Be Alright In The End just a year ago, and now they’ve already followed it up with some new music. Exactly one month ago, they announced a new single called “Thank God For Girls,” and earlier this week, they debuted the song live at an iHeartRadio event in Burbank, CA. But now it’s here for real, along with some glorious cover art and a quasi-lyric video featuring a truly impressive amount of cannoli.
Here’s how Rivers Cuomo presented it on Weezer’s Facebook:
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.)
I love this song, I love weezer, and I love you! =w= OCTOBER 13!!! BUCKLE UP, HERE WE GO!
New single “Thank God For Girls” out now – listen to below, download it on Apple Music http://smarturl.it/ThankGodForGirls It will be available on Spotify, Amazon, Google Play soon!
Ex-U.S. the song will be available by midnight local time.
p.s. official video coming soon.
p.p.s. more to come very soon!
“Thank God For The Girls” is out now via Crush Music.
UPDATE: Cuomo has annotated the song on Genius. Here’s an excerpt (regarding the lyric “She’s so big/ She’s so strong/She’s so energetic in her sweaty overalls”)…
I’m so jealous of the hooker-uppers
Seems like it’s so easy to get laid now
all these good looking atheletic young guys
r getting so much free sex
it kills me
Such a bummer. Such a bummer.
To be evaluated by women. To be graded. To be rated.
Where do I stand? How big? How strong? How enduring? How energetic? How inventive?
So sad that it comes to this. So sad.
It IS a competition and I AM being compared.