Weezer's "Thank God For Girls" Video Points Fingers At Hypocrites

Weezer's "Thank God for Girls" video has landed, and the brand new song is the same catchy, quirky, nerd rock that the still-loved, '90s-dominating alt rockers are known for. Sonically, the track is vintage, quintessential Weezer. It's another taste of new music. The band's last album Everything Will Be Alright in the End landed in 2014.

But what about this accompanying visual? Are lead singer Rivers Cuomo and co. really celebrating sugar, spice, and everything nice? Well, not really, at least when it comes to this clip. It doesn't really have much to do with thanking any heavenly beings for making women as the perfect counterpart and equal for man.

Cuomo appears in his signature black specs but adds a Rod Stewart-like, silver fox wig and a white suit that looks like a chef's ensemble. He plays a preacher who is also a gambler and you can quickly assemble the narrative about the clip's deeper meaning and why cannolis factor so heavily into the proceedings.

The video addresses and exposes the hypocrisy inherent in so many religious types who stand on a pulpit and preach how you should live your life, all the while doing some seedy stuff while out of public view. The ladies are merely the preacher's poker buddies. So the title and the video really have nothing to do with one another.

The reason the video is such a hoot is because Weezer aren't getting up on the very soapbox that they are picking apart. They aren't being self-righteous or dramatic. They're just having fun while they make a statement about hypocrisy. It's a clever and fun way to get the message across without being strident or too uppity.

Watch Weezer's evangelically-minded video for "Thank God for Girls" below.