Ottawa native Alanis Morissette has been back in the studio recording for the first time since giving birth to her son two years ago – the video for "Guardian" is part of a new album called "Havoc And Bright Lights," which is slated to come out next month.
She told the Press Association: "This video is a tip of the hat to Wim Wenders' Wings Of Desire. The full circle poetry of my having written Uninvited for its remake, combined with my love of the original movie, combined with my love of Germany, having lived there for three years as a child, combined most importantly with how this video is such a visual extension of the song Guardian, which is so close to my heart… it was so much fun to make it in Berlin! I think it really shows how the parent/guardian angel role are linked… how, ultimately, a powerful inner parent calls upon a spirit to guide her/his choices on the loved ones' behalf… whether it is for a child, a friend, or an inner child… this love and this grace is available to everyone."
Morissette really got attention from the masses back in 1995 when she released the album "Jagged Little Pill," which was actually her third album. Since that time she's put out five more studio albums, the most recent being '08's "Flavors of Entanglement." She has since received more than 20 awards, including two American Music Awards, seven Grammys, and more than a dozen Junos.
Her new album hits shelves on August 28th.