Alanis Morisette"s new album Havoc And Bright Lights – first listen

EXCLUSIVE: First listen of Alanis Morissette's new album Havoc And Bright Lights

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17:47 GMT, 23 August 2012

It's been four years since her last release Flavors Of Entanglement, during which the singer became a first-time mother.

And a week ahead of release, MailOnline has got an exclusive stream of Alanis Morissette's new album, Havoc and Bright Lights.

In the Canadian star's eighth studio album, she hopes to further cement her reputation as one of the more prominent characters of the alt-rock music scene.

Listen to the album stream below

Havoc and Bright Lights: Hear a stream of Alanis Morissette's new album

Havoc and Bright Lights: Hear a stream of Alanis Morissette's new album

She said: 'It is my emotional, psychological, social
and philosophical commentary through song.'

'This
record, as always, is a snapshot of what I currently obsess about, care
about, and what strikes me at 4 in the morning in my most introspective
moments.'

Havoc And Bright Lights was recorded
in Los Angeles under the guidance of Guy Sigsworth, who previously
worked with her on her last album, Flavors of Entanglement.

He has also previously been in the studio with Bjrk, Madonna and Seal.

Alanis Morissette's first LP in four years

New music: Alanis Morissette's first LP in four years

Further production came from Joe Chiccarelli, who has helped guide Tori Amos, Elton John, My Morning Jacket and U2 to critical acclaim.

Fans will be delighted to learn that the passionate singer will be taking this album on tour.

She said: 'I can't wait to share it with
this fun and funny planet, and to tour, and can't WAIT to have the
lively, engaging and challenging conversations that these songs may
invite.'

Alanis, 38, shot to fame after the release of Jagged Little Pill in 1995.

It sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and spawned hit singles Ironic, You Oughta Know, and Head Over Feet.