Alanis debuts angelic new video
Alanis Morissette has surprised fans with her sentimental new music video Guardian.
The Canadian singer - famous for her angry debut album Jagged Little Pill - has released the track as her first single since returning to the studio after giving birth to son Ever in December 2010.
Alanis, 38, sings about parenthood and being "your keeper for life" in a video filmed in Berlin, surrounded by imagery of children and babies. She is seen wearing wings in tribute to Wim Wenders classic film Wings Of Desire about angels watching over Berlin, The Huffington Post reported.
Alanis said: "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."
Her new album Havoc And Bright Lights is released in August and while Guardian may seem sentimental, the album includes some material more typical from Alanis, such as a song titled Celebrity.