Alanis Morissette first rose to international fame in 1995 with her four-time Grammy Award-winning album, ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ which at 16x platinum remains the best-selling debut release by a female artist in the U.S. and the highest selling debut album worldwide in music history. She has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, won seven Grammy Awards (and received an additional 14 Grammy nominations), and won 12 Juno Awards.
Over the course of her two decades in the music industry, Alanis Morissette has become known as many things: an introspective confessionalist, a relentless seeker, and a hardcore truth-teller among them. She continues her quest for authenticity and emotional connection and healing on her eighth studio album, ‘Havoc and Bright Lights.’
Set against a musical backdrop of bright, bold melodies, adrenalised guitars, and lush sonic textures, the album lays out Morissette’s mission in her swooping confident voice, while the urgent rock rhythms drive home her themes: misogyny and the gender wars (‘Woman Down’), the price of fame (‘Celebrity’), the shame that comes from self-defeating thoughts (‘Spiral’), the consequences of several addictions (‘Havoc’), and the deep divisions created by people’s differing religious and political beliefs (‘Lens’).