The "Queen of Alt-Rock Angst" (Rolling Stone) is back. Reports after eight years of rest Alanis Morissette back with their ninth album “Such Pretty Forks in the Road”.

However, the Canadian has by no means been completely inactive in recent years. She started working on the new record back in 2017. That year, the now 46-year-old revealed in her podcast “Conversation with Alanis Morissette”, one of her new songs - “Diagnosis” - was about her postpartum mood crises and that she has been feeling better since she was diagnosed. A few months later, the now three-time mother revealed that another new song - “Ablaze” - was dedicated to her children.

Alanis himself describes her new album as a “piano record”, which is quickly understandable in view of the key role played by the piano on the eleven pieces. With the resulting minor melancholy, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road” is reminiscent of the 1998 “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie”, but without such powerful rock songs as “Joining You” or “So Pure”.

Already on her pre-single “Reasons I Drink” the singer / songwriter shows that she is increasingly heading towards the mainstream. Nevertheless - her handling of language and the use of her voice make her music so unique and unmistakable that it becomes clear once again: Alanis Morissette plays in her very own league.

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She does not even try to repeat the immense success of her 1995 mammoth work “Jagged Little Pill” (33 million copies sold worldwide) with the new record. But even 25 years later, Alanis Morissette still does it with full passion to show her soul life to the outside world.

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