Alanis Morissette releases new meditation album 'The Storm Before the Calm' to help you relax

22 June 2022, 17:15

Alanis Morrissette has released a new ambient album
Alanis Morrissette has released a new ambient album. Picture: Alamy/Epiphany

By Giorgina Hamilton

Alanis Morissette has announced the release of a new album filled with soothing meditation tracks.

The Canadian singer, 48, has made a departure from her signature alternative rock to explore a new genre of relaxation music, inspired by the pandemic.

The album, The Storm Before the Calm, was released by Alanis Morissette on June 17 and features 11 guided meditations.

The new age style of music from the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter came about as a way to keep her grounded during COVID.

The album, The Storm Before the Calm, was released by Alanis Morissette on June 17 and features 11 guided meditations.
The album, The Storm Before the Calm, was released by Alanis Morissette on June 17 and features 11 guided meditations. Picture: Getty

In a statement ahead of the album launch, Alanis said the album kept her 'accountable' during the pandemic.

“Meditating rests my interior, to the point where I can have access to ideas and visions and inspirations — I can hear my own capital-S Self,” the “Ironic” singer said in a statement.

“Music, for me, is like a portal in a way, an invitation into a state of being that I’m not normally in.

"Making the record kept me super connected and accountable during COVID, when I felt like I was just going to disappear and float away.”

Full track listing for album The Storm Before the Calm:

1) light—the lightworker’s lament
2) heart—power of a soft heart
3) explore—the other side of stillness
4) space—pause on violence
5) purification—the alchemical crunch
6) restore—calling Generation X
7) awakening—in between thoughts
8) ground—I want to live
9) safety—empath in paradise
10) mania—resting in the fire
11) vapor—amplified in stillness