Sound Check

Alanis Morissette releases new video “Guardian”

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She's back, better than ever and will be "your keeper for life."

In her first video since becoming a new mom, iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette trades her famous "Jagged Little Pill" angry rock vibe for a more maternal and mellow tune in her new music video "Guardian."

In a clip that begins in monochrome and slowly shifts into what seems like a burst of healing warmth, light and colour, Morissette sings on a Berlin rooftop equipped with a set of angel wings and eventually brightens the children and parents she is watching over.


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"This video is a tip of the hat to Wim Wenders' 'Wings Of Desire,'" the 38-year-old says. "The full circle poetry of my having written 'Uninvited' for its remake (1998's 'City of Angels,') 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!"

She also says, "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."

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After welcoming a baby boy named Ever Imre with her rapper husband Mario 'Souleye' Treadway in 2010, the Ottawa native began blogging about her battles with post-partum depression and her experiences with being a new mom.

Experiences that seem to have heavily influenced the content and creation of her upcoming album, "Havoc And Bright Lights," as she tells Rolling Stone, "To be honest I wrote it post-partum the whole few months after my son was born, so I barely remember the process."

She also said, "It was in our home, and we built a makeshift studio in what is now the playroom because I'm an attachment parent, so I wanted to be able to breastfeed. So it was literally in and out of this room, writing with Guy Sigsworth, recording, being a mom, back and forth in my house. I barely remember it and I wouldn't say I was letting loose, but I was having fun."

Look for "Havoc and Bright Lights" to debut in Canada on August 28 and head here for more on Morissette's journey.

Check out Morissette in the studio and talking about the creation of  "Guardian" in the clip featured below.

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