Watch: Alanis Morissette's new video

Last updated 13:16 27/07/2012

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After a four year break new mother Alanis Morissette is back with her seventh studio album. Before Havoc and Bright Lights will be released on August 31 Stuff is premiering the video to her first single Guardian today.

Since her 2008 break-up album Flavors of Entanglement Morissette married rapper Souleye (born Mario Treadway) and gave birth to their son Ever.

These transformative events are reflected on her new album, providing a softness and vulnerability that has always been present in her work, but filled with more conviction.

The album's first single Guardian is about her relationship with herself as well as with her son.

"It's about the care I have to offer myself in a way I never have in the past in order to sustain wifehood and motherhood," she says.

"This record, as always, is a snapshot of what I currently obsess about, care about, and what strikes me at 4 in the morning in my most introspective moments, she says.

"It is my emotional, psychological, social and philosophical commentary through song. I can't wait to share it with this fun and funny planet, and to tour, and can't wait to have the lively, engaging and challenging conversations that these songs may invite."

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