Notorious alt-rockers Weezer have returned with a new track that continues their time-honored tradition of weird singles with even weirder videos. This time the song is “Thank God For Girls,” and the video is a clip featuring a man who destroys a massive pile of cannoli.
The single artwork is a photo of Pope Francis greeting a crowd, which is actually the second Catholic-related single artwork Weezer has released this year. The group used Antonello da Messina’s 15th century painting Ecce Homo for “Everybody Needs Salvation,” a fan club exclusive that was eventually distributed widely. Both “Everybody Needs Salvation” and “Thank God For Girls” follow last year’s Everything Will Be Alright In The End, Weezer’s ninth album and first since 2010’s Hurley.
“I knew I wanted to make a great album, and I knew it would take a long time,” frontman Rivers Cuomo told EW of Everything last year. “I sequestered myself in my studio and just let it come in layers. … As creative people, we love to make something and share it with the world, and do it again and again and again. We had been working like that for several years leading up to 2010, but I just felt this great calling to do something big and thoughtful, and for whatever reason, I can’t do that in a few months.”
Check out the cannoli-packed “Thank God For Girls” video below.