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Friday May 4, 2012 11:46 am
Alanis Morissette Forgot Recording
Alanis Morissette "can't remember" a lot of recording her new album.
The "Ironic" hitmaker - who became a mother for the first time in December 2010 when son Ever Imre was born - worked on Havoc And Bright Lights while she was still nursing her baby and found it fun to combine both, though she has few memories of the period.
"To be honest I wrote it post-partum the whole few months after my son was born, so I barely remember the process. It was in our home, and we built a makeshift studio in what is now the playroom because I'm an attachment parent, so I wanted to be able to breastfeed. So it was literally in and out of this room, writing with Guy Sigsworth, recording, being a mom, back and forth in my house. I barely remember it and I wouldn't say I was letting loose, but I was having fun."
The 37-year-old singer says the album marks a shift in attitude from her because she no longer feels the need to apologize for any part of her personality: "There is a lack of apology for the kind of person I am. I used to have some shame around my Ph.D, psychological part and shame about being spiritual, or shame about being emotional or sensitive. And what I know now, or what I feel now, is that I don't have shame for those parts. It might p**s people off or rub them the wrong way or have them roll their eyes. I don't care."
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