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Alanis Morissette creates new ‘Chaos’

Singer will tour extensively in 2004
/ Source: Billboard

Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette will unveil her new album, “So-Called Chaos,” April 13, and will tour extensively to promote the release.

“I am beside myself with anticipation to tour,” Morissette said. “I’m really excited to travel the world even more than I have over the last couple of years. In keeping with wanting my life to be a little bit more balanced, I’d love to make it that I’m touring whether I have a record out or not, and the tours themselves won’t be breakneck year-and-a-half tours.”

The first single, “Everything,” is expected to hit U.S. radio outlets in late February and will be accompanied by a video.

Morissette was backed by her touring band of guitarists David Levita and Jason Orme, bassist Eric Avery, keyboardist Zac Rae and drummer Blair Sinta. She co-produced the 10-track Maverick Records set with John Shanks and Tim Thorney.

“I had spent a few years rising to my own occasion in terms of wanting to see, out of curiosity, what producing a record on my own would be like,” Morissette said. “Then once I tasted what that was like, I realized my favorite aspect of making a record was the writing of it. This way was so much more relaxing for me.”

Other tracks include rockers such as “Excuses” and “Eight Easy Steps,” the more mid-tempo “Out Is Through,” the title cut and “Spineless,” with the latter two described as “adventurous soundscapes.”

She also recorded acoustic versions of 14 songs from her back catalog, with an eye on releasing them in some form later this year.

“So-Called Chaos” is the follow-up to 2002’s “Under Rug Swept,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.