Sunday, April 20, 2008

Underneath the Humps...

The first track from Alanis Morissette's latest album soon to debut, Flavors of Entanglement, has been released. The song is titled, "Underneath." Despite the social pressures from many of my peers not to like her, I still enjoy her work. In celebration of the new release, I offer the video below. If you haven't seen it, you simply must!

4 comments:

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Don't give into peer pressure! I love Alanis, I think she is a brilliant songwriter and she has helped me get thru some of my own crap.

I know what video this is before I even click, its hilarious!

Lorelei said...

How could one NOT love Alanis!? I've been a fan for a looong time. Even though this video is hilarious, she makes the song sound so pretty somehow!??!

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get the new cd.

Andrew Thornton said...

It's hard to imagine that Jagged Little Pill is over a decade old. It doesn't feel that way. I think that some of her songs really have marked chapters in my own life. Every time I hear certain songs, memories come flooding back. It's strange because I have a hard time remembering lyrics and songs, but I know almost all the words to all the songs on that first album. It's crazy the things that remain.

I love the way she sings this song. I think it really draws attention to how vapid and empty the original is. I think that's the power of great parody. Making aware criticism, while still having a laugh.

Cynthia Thornton said...

I could give several reasons for violently disliking her to the core of my being. Example: watching her perform after Tori Amos (already a hard act to follow) all the while shuffling around, clearly sloshed, barely able to sing. People paid good money for that show and she disrespected her audience. That and her sound is negative and slightly whiney. I think I would rather listen to nothing. Yes, I am one of the peers Andrew is talking about. Sorry, Bro.