While on the schedule for the 2020 Québec Festival d’été, which never took place due to the pandemic, Alanis Morissette will finally be on stage at the Plains of Abraham on Friday night. Here are 7 little-known facts about the Canadian singer.
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1) You are already a star at 16
Alanis Morissette was already a ‘certified’ pop star in high school, having sold over 100,000 records before the end of her 12 years.me year.
But it was at the age of nine that he wrote his first song, titled fate stay with me.
2) A French speaker?
Alanis owes her last name to her father, Alan, who is Franco-Ontario and a French teacher. If he doesn’t have French songs in his repertoire, he has a good command of the French language.
It even caused surprise during his visit to the Pope in the Vatican, Italy, in the year 2000.
Morissette reveals the problems that arose when she left the stage after meeting with the pontiff and was not sure if she should walk in front of the cardinals or not.
“There was an awkward moment and I walked past them,” he said.
“They were all French and started talking about me, saying how rude and horrible I was, but not knowing that I could understand what they were saying in French,” she says.
“Then I turned around and said, ‘Thank you very much for your kindness.'”
Needless to say, the Cardinals’ faces turned as scarlet as their cassocks after realizing that the Canadian star understood every derogatory word they said about him.
3) Alanis and her dependencies
Some people mistakenly believe that one of Alanis Morissette’s biggest hits, small jagged pillrefers to drugs.
She says rather that she composed this song from her own diary writings full of deep and disturbing feelings.
In the context of his song, small jagged pill (small jagged pill), the singer refers to truths that are hard to swallow.
In 2020, Alanis revealed in an interview with The Guardian who suffered from addictions to work, love and food. In addition, he also claims not to consume alcohol since 2014.
4) An actress?
Less known as an actress than as a singer, Alanis Morissette, however, appears in some films and television series.
He made his television debut at the age of 10 on the Canadian children’s sketch show. You can’t do that on TV.
In 1999, he appeared in the movie. Dogma where she plays the role of God.
In 2004, Morissette returned to the cinema in de-charming, a musical based on the life of Cole Porter. He also landed recurring roles on the acclaimed television series. pinch/put (2006) and Weeds (2009-10).
5) Color to compose songs
The colors would be sources of inspiration for the singer who uses them to help her compose.
“When I meet people or when I write songs or when I listen to music, I close my eyes, or sometimes I keep my eyes open and I see colors,” he described to WENN.
“Sometimes (when I’m writing music), if it’s chords that are harmonically too primary, I consider the colors to be primary. So I’ll say, “It’s a little too yellow or red,” she adds.
6) Now we can meditate with her
The singer’s new album The storm before the calmguides his fans through 11 different meditations.
Alanis has previously spoken about her love of meditation, admitting that it has helped her immensely over the years.
In fact, she has previously said that meditation makes her rest “to the point where I can access ideas, visions and inspirations — I can listen to myself.”
She explained that this new meditation album has allowed her to stay “connected” and “responsible” during COVID-19, “when I felt like I was going to disappear and fly.”
The storm before the calm has been streaming through various digital platforms and mental health apps since June 17.
- It can also be found on QUB musique ▶
7) Isn’t that… ironic?
Your song ironic It hardly ever saw the light of day.
Alanis, who wrote this song with Glen Ballard, wasn’t too thrilled at first and suggested throwing it out.
“When it came to deciding what was going to be on the record (small jagged pill), I did not want toironic. But the people around me, who I trusted, really loved the song, ”she revealed in an interview with the only show from the BBC, in 2020.
So he decided to include it. It was a good decision because ironic it peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on April 13, 1996 and stayed there for 32 weeks.
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