Alanis Morissette spoke with Cole Haddon of CityBeat about her new album ‘Flavors of Entanglement’, which has seen the singer songwriter grow up considerably in between the release of ‘So-Called Chaos’ in 2004, which Alanis admits she hit “rock bottom,” going through a “personal unraveling of a couple of very significant relationships in my life at the time.”
“(‘Flavors’) reflects some serious disassemblings in my personal life, and it’s sort of far-reaching,” Morissette explained. “It reaches into my professional life. It’s like a breaking, or a broken moment captured, and then, I like to think, a phoenix rising. It allowed me to hit rock bottom in a way that I never done before. I’d always sort of bottom-dwelled, but I never really bounced off the bottom. The best news of all for me was that there is a bottom because I used to think that emotions were bottomless and, if I didn’t calibrate it, that I would be eaten whole. So now that I know that, when I surrender, there’s a bottom and I can bounce back up. I realize the only thing that there is bottomlessness to is joy. That’s a pretty big revelation for me.” Read more.