alanis morissette signs with universal music canada


Alanis Morissette NEW ALBUM, HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS SET FOR 28 AUGUST 2012 RELEASE First Single, “Guardian” Available on iTunes 15 May 2012. (02 May 2012 – Toronto, ON) – Multi-platinum Alanis Morissette will be releasing her highly anticipated seventh studio album, HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS on August 28 via Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country’s leading Music Company. The deal was announced today by Juno and Grammy Award winning artist Alanis Morissette and UMC’s President and CEO, Randy Lennox. Produced by Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Madonna, Seal) and Joe Chiccarelli (Tori Amos, Elton John, My Morning Jacket, U2) and recorded in Los Angeles, the album marks the songstress’ first release in four years. Fans will be able to purchase the album’s first single, “Guardian,” will be at radio and available for purchase from May 15. “This record, as always, is a snapshot of what I currently obsess about, care deeply about, and what strikes me at 4 in the morning in my most introspective moments,” says Morissette. “It is my emotional, psychological, social and philosophical commentary through song. I can’t wait to share it with this fun and funny planet, and to tour, and can’t WAIT to have the lively, engaging and challenging conversations that these songs may invite.” Commented Lennox: “We are very excited to have Alanis with us at Universal Canada and look forward to bringing this wonderful new record to her legions of fans in her home and native land.” HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS TRACK LISTING: 1. Guardian 2. Woman Down 3. ‘Til You 4. Celebrity 5. Empathy 6. Lens 7. Spiral 8. Numb 9. Havoc 10. Win and Win 11. Receive 12. Edge of Evolution ABOUT ALANIS MORISSETTE: Since 1995 Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 12 Juno Awards, 7 Grammy® Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination and sales of over 60 million albums worldwide. Morissette’s 1995 debut, Jagged Little Pill, was followed by such eclectic and acclaimed albums as Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998), MTV Unplugged (1999), Under Rug Swept (2002), Feast On Scraps (2002), So-called Chaos (2004), Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (2005), her greatest hits album, The Collection (2005), and Flavors Of Entanglement (2008). She has also made many memorable contributions to theatrical releases including: “Uninvited” to the film CITY OF ANGELS (1999), “Still” to DOGMA (1999), and “I Remain”, which she wrote for the Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time. Most recently Alanis has acted on the small screen with roles in hit television series “Weeds” and “Up All Night”, and has appeared as a celebrity guest mentor on the current season of “The Voice”.


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