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Watch New Alanis Morisette "Underneath"


Rob Diament was right when he reminded us what a gifted songwriter Alanis Morissette is. He previewed her entire new album at Guy Sigsworth's studio in London and wrote about it here.

The singer wrote and recorded this new record, titled "Flavors Of Entanglement," together with Sigsworth (Frou Frou, Imogen Heap, Bjork) over the last year. Morissette has said that her new LP is a "snapshot" of her personal journey in 2007.

A good example of Morissette's poignant songwriting is her rumored new single "Underneath." She sings, "How I've spun my wheels with carts before my horse. And shine on the outside springs from gloom. Spotlight on these seeds of simpler reasons. And score bourne into corn, stretching my limit."

The singer's literary storytelling and idiosyncratic vocals go very well with Sigworth's trademark all-digital sound design that is filled with quirky sounds effects (notice the clicks and glitches during the verses of "Underneath"), wavetable synths and atmospheric harmonics.

I find that the video for "Underneath" fits the song very well. Director Matt Doctors shows ordinary, fully-dressed people jump in a pool fully dressed to create the impression of liberation and letting go. The video was produced by DoctorTwins in Los Angeles.

This new track is very promising. Looking forward to hearing the entire new album.

Watch Alanis Morissette "Underneath"

January 13, 2008 in Alanis Morissette | Permalink


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Posted by: electro^plankton at Jan 13, 2008 12:09:09 PM

IT'S NOT HER NEW SINGLE!!! The song/video was created for Elevate Film Festival competition back in 2007!!!

Posted by: Mark at Jan 13, 2008 12:18:25 PM

What the hell do those lyrics mean? It is best if you read them aloud as if you are a poet - then they're even more amusing.

Posted by: xolondon at Jan 13, 2008 4:00:58 PM

It's a nice song, and i love the chorus, but am I the only one starting to get tired of the way so many of Alanis's verses start with the same phrase for every line? It was cute, and cool, for a while, but it's just getting a bit ridiculous...

Posted by: Adam at Jan 19, 2008 10:34:47 PM

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