Alanis Morissette has released a new song, “Utopia,” in light of the recent terror attacks on Washington D.C. and New York City. The song is currently available on Maverick Recording’s Alanis Morissette site. “Utopia” is earmarked for her forthcoming album and it is being “shared in the spirit of wanting to offer comfort to everyone who is grieving, with my experiencing my own grief alongside them,” writes Morissette in an online post.
She adds, “I wanted to offer as much love as I possibly could in the form of music, which is one of my favorite ways of expressing myself….A four-minute song cannot possibly touch on everything I’m feeling right now, and certainly not cover the broad scope of everyone else’s feelings. Knowing it may provide four minutes of comfort to anyone at this point inspired me to share this song. I believe this song shines light on both the willingness to understand as well as the passionate desire to stand up and show a self-care and self-respect in the face of something many strongly don’t believe in.”
She summarizes by noting, “We can choose to know ourselves as anything in accordance to the attacks. My hope is that the people who are making decisions about how to respond to the events will take both self-care and compassion into account with consciousness and awareness of our interconnectedness as beings.”