[Insert "Ironic" pun here]: Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette is coming back with her first album in four years.
MTV reports the new record will be titled Havoc and Bright Lights and released in August. And though the first single, "Gaurdian," won't be hitting iTunes until May 15, Morissette fans can listen to "Magical Child," a song the singer released last week as part of Starbucks' Mother's Day compilation (the song is embedded at the bottom of this post).
In a statement, Morissette said "Havoc and Bright Lights" "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." MTV notes that her last album peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard charts. Jagged Little Pill, the 1995 album that made "it's like raaaaaaaain, on your wedding day" part of the American vernacular, sold 14.7 million copies in the United States.
Morissette has stepped back into the public eye this year with a role on "Up All Night" and an appearance on "The Mortified Sessions." The singer played a hip hop artist caught in a dispute over writing credits on "Up All Night" and read her childhood poetry on the latter show.
She also made appearances on "Idol" and "X-Factor" and signed on as a mentor for contestants on "The Voice," whetting the public's appetite for more Alanis.
Listen to the new song and remember all her hits in the gallery that follows. Are you ready?
© 2008 WMG Ironic (Video)
© 2008 WMG You Oughta Know (Video)
© 2008 WMG Thank You (Video)
Concert live - Liryc Like anyone would be I am flattered by your fascination with me Like any hot blooded woman I have simply wanted an object to crave But you you're not allowed You're uninvited An unfortunate slight Must be strangely exciting To watch the stoic squirm Must be somewhat heartening To watch shepherd meet shepherd But you you're not allowed You're uninvited An unfortunate slight Like any uncharted territory I must seem greatly intriguing You speak of my love like You have experienced love like mine before But this is not allowed You're uninvited An unfortunate slight I don't think you unworthy I need a moment to deliberate.
© 2005 WMG Everything (Video)
Head Over Feet
The video to Alanis' 'All I Really Want'!
Live at the Nulles Part Ailleurs, 1995
© 2007 WMG Hands Clean (Video)
© 2006 WMG Crazy (Video)
A slideshow of Alanis Morisette to the song Perfect, This song holds a lot of significance with me, its helped me through some tough times *this version is taken from the Jagged Little Pill accoustic album, i love this version much more Gx
Mary Jane by Alanis Morissette
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© 2008 WMG Underneath (video)
© 2008 WMG So Pure (Video)
This is a great acoustic performance by Alanis on NPR. Read the story here: www.npr.org lyrics: One day I'll find relief I'll be arrived and I'll be a friend to my friends who know how to be friends One day I'll be at peace Ill be enlightened and I'll be married with children and maybe adopt One day I will be healed I will gather my wounds forge the end of tragic comedy I have been running so sweaty my whole life Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time Of being forever incomplete One day, my mind will retreat, and I'll know god and I'll be constantly one with her night dusk and day One day I'll be secure, like the women I see on their 30th anniversaries I have been running so sweaty my whole life Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time Of being forever incomplete Ever unfolding Ever expanding Ever adventurous and torturous But never done One day, I will speak freely I'll be less afraid And measured outside of my poems and lyrics and art One day I will be faith-filled I'll be trusting and spacious authentic and grounded and whole I have been running so sweaty my whole life Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time Of being forever incomplete
Alanis Morissette - Portugal alanismorissetteportugal.ricardodinissantos.com