Weezer revealed their cover of Toto's 1982 hit "Africa" on Tuesday.
It was a matter of "giving the fans what they want," as the Weezer fan Twitter account @weezerafrica began suggesting the band "bless the rains down in africa" late last year.
@RiversCuomo it's about time you bless the rains down in africa
— weezer cover africa by toto (@weezerafrica) December 6, 2017
In early December, Noisey reported that a 14-year-old Cleveland girl named Mary, "who has been learning Weezer songs in her School of Rock cover band," was behind the account.
Mary has been busy tweeting at the band members with her humble request and has been encouraging others to do the same. "it's about time you blessed the rains down in africa," she tweeted at Cuomo on Wednesday. Agreed, it is time. She even got a reply from drummer Patrick Wilson. "I laughed," he said. But Mary, with a determined, unbreakable focus on her goal, replied: "thank you for replying patrick. it has made me feel almost as blessed as the rains down in africa."
The band is currently on a North American tour. No word if they'll be playing the song live.