Alanis Morissette Drops “Reasons I Drink,” Announces New LP

Mike Wass | December 2, 2019 2:33 pm

Well, this is cause for celebration! Alanis Morissette just released her first new single in five years. (Yes, “The Morning” and “Today” count). The wonderfully-titled “Reasons I Drink” is quintessentially Alanis in that it’s a stream-of-consciousness diary entry that somehow still works as a pop/rock song. “These are the reasons I drink, the reasons I tell everybody I’m fine even though I am not,” she begins the anthem. “These are the reasons I overdo it, I have been working since I can remember.”

It turns out that one of the many thorns in the 7-time Grammy winner’s side is the (toxic) music industry. However, she finds something akin to peace on the chorus. “Here we are, I feel such rapture and my comfort is so strong,” Alanis belts. “One more hit, it feels so helpful in my need for respite.” Co-written with Michael Farrell and produced by Alex Hope, “Reasons I Drink” is a tantalizing taste of Such Pretty Forks In The Road. The Canadian superstar’s 9th LP drops on May 1 and will be supported with a North American Tour.

There’s another reason Alanis is touring in 2020. Next year marks the 25-anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, an album so iconic it was recently turned into a musical. You can see all the tour dates and organize tickets on her website. No doubt, “reasons I Drink” will be a highlight of the show. Listen below.

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