‘Thank God For Girls’ by Weezer
Released 26th October 2015
Say what you want about Weezer (mainly that they are, these days, more miss than hit with their album releases) but they are always capable of pulling a really fun, yet also really awesome, song out of the bag; ‘Buddy Holly’, ‘Beverley Hills’, ‘Pink Triangle’ to name but a few. Their latest offering, ‘Thank God For Girls’, presumably taken from an upcoming album, which will be their tenth, is just that.
The lyrics, and River Cuomo’s bizarre and hilarious interpretation of them, are classic Weezer; nonsensical in places and generally very sharp and witty. Where else would you get references to meditating Fakirs, the Sears catalogue, and God using a microwave, all within 210 seconds? Cuomo also notes that the title of the track ‘[s]eemed like a big, mainstream-ish title but I knew I would be able to pull all kinds of weirdness out of it.’ Mission accomplished.
The other thing Weezer do really well is music videos and ‘Thank God…’ is no exception, if you like really awkward and creepy dudes eating pastries whilst being watched by a portrait of Jesus that looks a lot like the dude doing the eating. The reaction to the video has mainly been confusion (Pitchfork), disgust (Consequence of Sound) and an appraisal of the video’s undeniable ‘Weezerness’ (Spin), a word that I will be incorporating into my everyday lexicon from now on.
So go forth and celebrate Weezerness everywhere, and eat cannoli with impunity!