UPDATE: The studio version of “Thank God For Girls” has officially been released. Hear it here.
It’s been less than a year since Weezer released Everything Will Be Alright In The End, their first album in four years and one that was considered by fans and critics alike as containing some of their best work since their ’90s heyday. But Rivers Cuomo never rests on his laurels, and according to radio industry website All Access, the band is releasing a brand new single called “Thank God For Girls” on October 27. This song does not appear to be a bonus track from the EWBAITE sessions; in fact, if Cuomo’s Twitter timeline is to be trusted, this song (or at least its idea) dates back to early 2010, in between the band’s albums Raditude and Hurley:
Thank God for girls.
— Rivers Cuomo (@RiversCuomo) January 7, 2010
While that song title might sound a bit goofy at first glance, it isn’t the first time Weezer has released a song with “girl” in the title—in fact, four previous albums have had a “girl”-referencing song title, and let’s not forget the epic Pinkerton-era rarity “Tragic Girl” which was unearthed in 2010:
“Thank God For Girls” won’t even be the first new song from Weezer in 2015, either; the band released a fan club-only single earlier this year featuring a brand new track called “Everybody Needs Salvation.” You can hear that below:
Weezer has three more festival gigs currently on the books—if you attend, try yelling, “Play ‘Thank God For Girls!'” and see what happens:
September 26, 2015 Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Music Festival
September 27, 2015 Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Fest
October 9, 2015 Dallas, TX @ Reunion Festival