Alanis Morissette has vowed to write songs until she’s “dead” because she becomes “really depressed” when she is not penning a new track.
The 38-year-old singer – who recently released her eighth studio album ‘Havoc and Bright Lights’ – admits she gets “really depressed” when she is not penning a new track and doesn’t ever plan to hang up her microphone and give up her beloved career.
She said: “I’ll be writing records until I’m dead, whether people like it or not! I can’t not write, if I don’t then I get really depressed. I’ll keep going, I promise!”
The ‘Ironic’ hitmaker – who released four albums in the 90s, including 1995’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ – insists she is “excited” that there is a bigger presence of successful female artists in the music industry nowadays compared to when she shot to fame in the early stages of the decade.
She explained: “I’m excited about there being more of a sisterhood these days. Back in the ’90s there was a lot of hate – the women I looked up to as artists were dissing me! It’s not so patriarchal these days – there’s more love and a lot less hate!”
Alanis admits the inspiration for ‘Havoc and Bright Lights’ – her first album for four years – was taken from a number of her previous records as well as her early musical influences in life such as Etta James and Leonard Cohen.
She added to Digital Spy: “This record definitely feels like an integration of parts of my previous records. As a kid I was listening to Aretha Franklin, Etta James and hip-hop as well as music my parents were listening to like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Obviously I live for big pop choruses as well, so the whole thing feels like a bit of an arrival point.”