Alanis Morissette: Political Campaign Booster

By: Lacy Langley - May 8, 2014

Alanis Morissette has entered the realm of politics in a big way. The legendary singer/songwriter has penned an emotionally charged theme for her friend and political equal Marianne Williamson for her run for congress.

Williamson is running for Rep. Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. The enviable 33rd district encompasses wealthy and celebrity-drenched hot spots such as Malibu, Beverly Hills, and Bel-Air.

If it’s star power that will win that seat, then Marianne Williamson just might have it in the bag. She can easily boast of celebrity friends like Eva Longoria, Jane Lynch and Nicole Richie. Not too shabby. She has also been endorsed by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Katy Perry.

She is one of 18 candidates, one of which will be replacing Waxman who is retiring in January after a 40 year run.

The song, titled “Today”, is strong and emotionally urgent in its message. And Williamson loves it.

“Alanis Morissette has produced a masterpiece,” Williamson said of the song. “I have never heard a song more powerfully describe this moment in our history, or more lovingly call forth our generation’s genius from the ashes of our pain. With her inimitable musical alchemy, Alanis has provided an anthem for our audacious quest to get America back on track.”

She then noted, “In the words of Benjamin Franklin, ‘America’s destiny is not Power, but Light.’ Would he love Alanis, or what?”

Alanis Morissette loved making the song and was inspired by Williamson’s heart and passion.

“I was attempting to capture the passion, mission, activism, deep humanity and tenderness of Marianne, the new political sensibility she represents and the consciousness that produced it. Recording at Sunset Sound with my bandmates, Marianne came by and visited. We all huddled together as the song was recorded. I love this song. I love this woman, and I love a world that would vote for her.”

Sounds like a team made in political heaven, and just perfect for the political climate in California. But, will it be enough to set Marianne Williamson above the rest?

We shall see.

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Lacy LangleyLacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.

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