Last month we learned that Alanis Morissette is planning the release of a new album and today we not only learn the exact release date but we also learn the album’s title and full tracklisting. The album, titled Havoc and Bright Lights, has been pushed back from its original June release to August 28 and the first single, Guardian, will be released on May 15. The standard version of the album will include 12 songs but there may be a deluxe version that includes more bonus tracks. Click below to learn more about Havoc and Bright Lights and see the songs that will be featured on the disc.
Alanis Morissette’s next album will be her first release outside of Warner Music Group as Collective Sounds issues “Havoc and Bright Lights” on Aug. 28. It’s her seventh studio album and first release in four years. Guy Sigsworth, who has worked with Morissette, Madonna and Britney Spears, and Joe Chiccarelli, who engineered recordings for Frank Zappa, the Shins and Grace Potter, produced. The first single, “Guardian,” will be available on iTunes on May 15, four days after it is shipped to radio. Morissette is managed by the Collective, which started a label last year with former Warner Bros. executive Tom “Grover” Biery at the helm. Sony’s RED distributes Collective Sounds. “This record, as always, is a snapshot of what I currently obsess about, care about, and what strikes me at 4 in the morning in my most introspective moments,” Morissette said in a statement. “It is my emotional, psychological, social and philosophical commentary through song.” Her last album, 2008′s “Flavors of Entanglement,” hit No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200. Morissette is, of course, best known for “Jagged Little Pill,” the 1995 album that has sold 14.7 million copies in the United States, according to Soundscan. It is the third biggest-selling album since Soundscan started tracking sales in 1991.
Track listing for “Havoc and Bright Lights”:
“Win and Win”
“Edge of Evolution”
As you may recall, last week we got to hear a new Alanis song titled Magical Child in full but, as you can see, it is not included on Havoc and Bright Lights. It’s possible that it may be included on a deluxe version of the album (if there is a deluxe version of the album) but my guess is that it will only be available on the compilation album Every Mother Counts Volume 2. I, along with many of you, were VERY excited at the prospect of a new Alanis album next month but I don’t mind waiting a couple of extra months for its release. We’ll get the new single shortly so, I’m satisfied. This is great news, I can’t wait to hear new Alanis music!! And now we know where to expect it ;)