Alanis Morissette On Balancing Work And Family: Bring Them On Tour

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Alanis Morissette is a new mom with a new album on the way. Currently, she’s back in the spotlight and learning the balance between work and family. In an interview with Fresh 102.7/New York, Alanis laid out her plans to pack the family into a tour bus when she hits the road.

“Basically, instead of jumping in the car and having a tequila shot and partying the whole way home after a show I just jump in the car. I kick right into wife and mommy and family mode, which is a little jarring but it’s pretty awesome,” she said.

Alanis went on to say that in addition to her touring lifestyle, she hopes her 17-month-old son Ever learns from her music. While she joked that her hit “You Oughta Know” is a good song to shape him when he’s older she confessed that there are a few songs she hopes he takes to heart.

“There’s a song called ‘You Owe Me Nothing In Return’ which is a major love song and some of the love songs for his dad, [like] a song called ‘Til You,’” she said.

The singer-songwriter confessed that in addition to experiencing the touring lifestyle firsthand, her son witnesses her songwriting talents.

“I make up songs. I write songs for him on the spot so my husband is always tickled and charmed by that,” she said. “Except some of the lyrics are a little odd.”

Part of Morissette’s success is how people respond to her music. She has frequently heard stories from those who relate to her music after witnessing a difficult experience firsthand, like divorce.

“I went through some version of it and they personalized it, which is great,” she said. “The song is for me when I write it but once I share it with the world it’s not really mine anymore.”

Alanis Morissette’s seventh studio album Havoc and Bright Lights will be released August 28. Track listing below.

Havoc and Bright Lights Tracklisting:

Guardian
Woman Down
‘Til You
Celebrity
Empathy
Lens
Spiral
Numb
Havoc
Win and Win
Receive
Edge of Evolution

- Sarah Scroggins, CBS Local/Fresh 102.7

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