Back in May we got our first listen of Alanis Morissette‘s new single Guardian and today, at last, we finally get to see the official music video for the track. Alanis explains that the video was inspired by the film Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders which was released 25 years ago. Having never seen the film myself, I’ll have to take her word on it ;) Click below to read what Alanis has to say about the inspiration for her Guardian music video.
“this video is a tip of the hat to Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire (it is the 25th anniversary of the film having been released). the full circle poetry of my having written ‘uninivited’ 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 (by the Black Forest) 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 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.” -am
OOOOOOOOKay, got it. Honestly, I just like seeing Alanis Morissette as an ever-watchful angel … which is a step down from her role as God in the 1999 Kevin Smith film Dogma. But, I digress. I love the song, I dig the video … I am READY for the release of the new album already!!!