Album: Havoc And Bright Lights (2012)
  • Alanis Morissette's eighth studio album Havoc and Bright Lights is also her first since giving birth to her first child, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway. While motherhood is a theme, the songs she wrote for the record explore other elements of her new life. "The form [of the album] is the motherhood, but the essence of it really is a deepening of intimacy and a deepening of commitment, and therefore there being a lot of healing," she explained to MTV News. "I'm healing a lot of wounds from my childhood, and so is my husband, and ... that healing definitely shows up in songs like 'Empathy' and 'Lens,' the whole idea of fostering connection, that horrible feeling of disconnection from God or each other or our own selves. It's a very hollow, piercing, terrible feeling."


Be the first to comment...

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney PrincessesSong Writing

From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.

Emilio Castillo from Tower of PowerSongwriter Interviews

Emilio talks about what it's like to write and perform with the Tower of Power horns, and why every struggling band should have a friend like Huey Lewis.

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)Songwriter Interviews

The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.

Charlie DanielsSongwriter Interviews

Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.