Alanis Morissette thinks writing songs can't heal heartbreak.
The 38-year-old singer discovered a more mature outlook on songwriting with her seventh album Havoc and Bright Lights after she realized her angst-ridden songs couldn't mend her broken heart and music is just a form of art: "I used to think that writing a song about something would heal it. After singing 'You Oughta Know' 450,000 times, I was still pretty hung up. I realized that art is just a beautiful form of expression."
The singer - who has 20-month-old son Ever with husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway - shot to fame in 1995 with her iconic angry anthems on Jagged Little Pill album, but despite now pioneering a more uplifting musical style, she still loves listening to depressing music. "One of my favourite songs at the moment is Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know,' that idea of someone with whom you were so intimate now being a stranger is painful and gorgeous," she said.
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."
Alanis Morissette has been quite the hit at concerts this year.
First, Beyonce chose to cover “You Oughta Know” during her tour…and now Britney Spears has followed suit. In the video above, you can see the pop princess perform the Canadian singer’s famous single at her Greensboro, NC concert last night.
After watching both covers, let us know what you think. Which rendition did you like better?
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During yesterday’s kickoff concert in in Edmonton, Alberta, Beyoncé (a.k.a. Sasha Fierce) paid tribute to her host country by honoring two famous Canadian artists.
While closing “If I Were a Boy,” Sasha Fierce segued into the gritty version of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know.” (In the video above, you can see how she skillfully avoided saying the “F” word.)
Later in the show, the newlywed donned a wedding gown and sang Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.” (You can view that clip after the jump.)
Here’s hoping she rocks out to Heart’s “Barracuda” when she crosses the border and stops in Seattle.
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