Thank God for…cannolis? The title of Weezer’s new single, ‘Thank God For Girls,’ would make most people think its music video features a bunch of women. While there is a pretty lady in it, the video is actually focused on one guy chowing down on cannolis!
Rock band Weezer has never been super conventional when it comes to their song titles and music videos. Their latest single, “Thank God For Girls,” certainly holds true to that! Despite the song’s girl-loving title, the beginning of the song makes two fairly random mentions of cannolis. Going right along with Weezer’s wacky antics, they based the entire music video on the Sicilian pastry! Watch one guy finish an entire tray of cannolis in the bizarre video above!
The video opens with a pretty girl delivering a massive plate of cannolis to a long-haired, mustached guy. As soon as she puts the tray in front of him, the cannoli feasting commences! Not surprisingly, the chow down is pretty messy, so the girl helps the guy out by seductively cleaning him up and wiping the crumbs off his lap — thank God for that girl, huh? Eventually, though, the guy goes into cannoli overload and ends up throwing them everywhere. Needless to say, it’s a pretty random and strange vid!
Weezer’s frontman Rivers Cuomo even admitted in an annotation of the song for Genius.com that it’s a pretty unconventional song despite the relatively normal title. “Seemed like a big, mainstream-ish title but I knew I would be able to pull all kinds of weirdness out of it,” he said. Considering the whole video is focused on cannoli eating, the group definitely managed to make their new single weird!
Last time we heard from Weezer, they weren’t mashing cannolis — they were mashed up with Kanye West! In case you missed it, a college student named Alex Hodowanec had the idea to combine the rock band and the rapper, creating the clever combo album Yeezer. Mashing up some of their most famous tunes and cleverly naming them with titles like “Bound 2 Smile” and “Perfect Homecoming,” Alex made quite the awesome mix!
Other than the Yeezer album, “Thank God For Girls” is the first piece of new material from Weezer since the band released Everything Will Be Alright in the End in 2014. With the slightly unusual lyrics and cannoli-feasting video, Weezer has made quite the statement with their latest single! If this is any indication of the direction their music is going, it will certainly be interesting to see what they come up with — or what food they’ll feast on — next!
What do you think of Weezer’s cannoli-filled video, HollywoodLifers? Are you a fan of the new tune? Tell us below!
— Taylor Weatherby