Alanis Morissette — or is that Fiona Apple? — looks totally at peace on the cover of her eighth studio album, Havoc And Bright Lights, out August 28. The 38-year-old singer-songwriter wrote the 12-track LP in the months following the birth of her son Ever Imre, and many of the themes on the disc touch on intimate subjects like motherhood and spirituality.
The singer sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss her new album, though she does dip into some some other areas, like her bond with other entertainers who hit it big in the 90s. “I have a unique perspective that perhaps people like Eminem and Leonardo DiCaprio share,” she says. “There are certain people who are in my generation who were in the hot kitchen the same time as me, and whether I know them or not is incidental. I just feel we have this wink with each other. There’s a kinship because we were in a similar era in the hot kitchen.”
Now all we want in life is to catch Eminem and Alanis winking at one another.