Alanis Morissette needs little to no introduction in the world of music. So, we’ll keep it short and sweet in case you lived under a rock for a considerable amount of the 90s. The iconic Canadian rocker has garnered seven Grammy Awards and has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Her first international album, “Jagged Little Pill”, which dropped in 1995, sold more than 33 million units globally. It would be appropriate to insert a “gasp” here. Not already knowing Alanis Morissette is hardly forgivable, but luckily enough for those in music hibernation, she released a brand new album “Havoc and Bright Lights” in August.
Recently, she performed songs off of “Havoc and Bright Lights”, including “Woman Down”, “Havoc” and Guardian” and the classic, “You Learn” for a Soundcheck concert. The concert series also features an interview with Morissette, where she discusses the writing process of “Havoc and Bright Lights”, the impact of motherhood on her music, the evolvement of female empowerment, her need to alleviate workaholism and how her sound has grown over the years.
Titling Morissette simply as a seasoned artist can be seen as an undermining description. She is more than a “been there, done that” kind of musician. Responsible for paving the way for female artists of the 21st century, Morissette resurrected the women’s rights movement, making it applicable to future generations of the music world. So, Katy Perry, it’s about time to thank Morissette for your hit, “I Kissed A Girl”.
Head on over to iTunes where you can purchase “Havoc and Bright Lights”.