Successful Canadian singer/songwriter ALANIS MORISSETTE
is back with a brilliant new album. "Under Rug Swept"
was written and produced by Alanis in both Canada and Los Angeles and of the 30 written and recorded songs intended for the album, 11 tracks feature.
"There were so many songs to pick from when it came time to decide what the final sequence would be on the record. And in my gut I didn't want anymore than 11 songs on the record. I felt like that was the kind of Zen number."
In true Alanis style, she plays both acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and sings vocals on this album. "Under Rug Swept" is clearly a mixture of guitars and keyboards with subtle atmospheric guitar and pedal sounds and percussion/loops.
A number of gifted musicians also lent their talents to this album including Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Meshell Ndegeocello, Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) and Eric Avery. As did Alanis' previous bandmates Nick Lashley, Joel Shearer, Chris Chaney and Gary Novak.
"Under Rug Swept" ranges from the guitar-heavy "21 Things I Want In A Lover" and "Narcissus", to the subtle rhythmic grooves of "So Unsexy" and "You Owe Me Nothing In Return", to the expansive balladry of "Flinch" and "That Particular Time".TRACKLISTING
1. 21 Things I Want In A Lover
3. Hands Clean
5. So Unsexy
6. Precious Illusions
7. That Particular Time
8. A Man
9. You Owe Me Nothing In Return
- Annemarie Failla