Alanis Morissette Gives Glimpse of New Album in L.A.
Alanis Morissette’s seventh studio album is close to being released. But before Havoc and Bright Lights is officially in stores, she gave a preview of it on August 20. Havoc is her first release in four years and features 12 tracks, along with four special edition bonus songs.
Set at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles, Havoc and Bright Lights’ preview was exclusive to industry professionals, media, and contest winners and, over two hours, was structured with music, questions, and an acoustic encore to close out the evening.
Beginning the preview, Morissette gave listeners a taste of Havoc’s sound with four tracks, including special edition “Big Sur.” A question and answer session, lasting for 35 minutes, followed. Morissette addressed songwriting, telling the audience: "I put my helmet on and hope for the best."
Speaking about past tracks, she called “You Oughta Know,” now a 1990s classic, a “diary entry,” and described “Celebrity” as a song geared toward those desperate for fame.
Not all questions regarded her creative process, however, and at one point, the singer veered slightly toward politics, stating: "This is a great time to be alive as a woman, especially an alpha woman."
That sentiment was followed by: "Artists are social activists, whether we want to be or not."
Do you agree?
Finishing the event was an acoustic encore of three songs: “Hand in My Pocket,” recent Havoc single “Guardian,” and “Thank U India.”
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