Alanis Morissette Drops Single From First New Album in 8 Years

What a year it’s been for Alanis Morissette and her fans. From the Broadway debut of Jagged Little Pill The Musicalopening December 5th at the Broadhurst Theatreto the announcement of a 25th anniversary tour of the seminal 90’s album which inspired the musical, it seems that Morissette is far from any sort of retirement.

Though, it’s been awhile, 8 years to be exact, since Morissette released a new album. Since, she’s performed a number of festival sets, reissued Jagged Little Pill for a collector’s edition, and delivered a commentary for Spotify in regards to the surroundings and making of Jagged Little Pill.

But today (Dec. 2), in celebration of so many things, Alanis Morissette dropped the first single from her upcoming, ninth studio album Such Pretty Forks in the Road. The LP, her first since 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights, is due out May 1st, 2020.

The new single, “Reasons I Drink,” finds Morissette’s signature, wayward voice atop a pulsing piano. Though more melodically optimistic than we’ve seen from previous Alanis singles, “Reasons I Drink,” has that coy darkness and tongue-in-cheek humor we fell in love with back in 1995. Listen to “Reasons I Drink,” below.

Could this upcoming Alanis Morissette album finally be the one which rivals the fame of her first? Considering her recent musical theater venture, we can see the experience having an outstanding, direct influence on her upcoming major release.

Whatever happens, we are stoked for next year’s 25th Anniversary tour of Jagged Little Pill, when Alanis will invigorate the songs which have since lived on in the great canon of American music.

Alanis Morissette will be joined by special guests Liz Phair and Garbage on the Jagged Little Pill 25th Anniversary Tour. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Dec. 11 (11 A.M ET). General on-sale is set for Friday, Dec. 13 (11 A.M ET).

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