Alanis Morissette Says She’s “Deeply Moved” By Morgan Wade’s New Song About Her: See Alanis’ Reaction

“Morgan… #alanis #song thank you for seeing me,” Alanis wrote on social media, reacting to Morgan Wade’s new song, “Alanis.”

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Posted on September 12, 2023

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Alanis Morissette, Photo Courtesy of ABC/American Idol; Morgan Wade, Photo by Matthew Berinato

Morgan Wade released her latest album, Psychopath, in August, and one of the project’s 13 songs, titled “Alanis,” leaves no room for guessing who it’s about — Alanis Morissette.

Written by Wade with Natalie Hemby and Sadler Vaden, “Alanis” is a letter to Wade’s fellow artist, wondering how the Canadian star dealt with the speculation and criticism surrounding her life and her lyrics and the general pressures of fame, with Wade comparing herself to Morissette and thanking her for sharing her music, which Wade called “the medicine I didn’t know I would need.”

“Scream on the stage and let out the rage / Till the lights go dark,” the song’s chorus reads. “Fame is hollow, jagged pill’s hard to swallow / While they pick you apart / Oh, Alanis.”

Alanis’ Reaction To Morgan Wade’s Song About Her

The song’s subject recently reacted to the track on social media, with Morissette posting a photo of Wade’s album cover and praising the song.

“morgan… #alanis #song thank you for seeing me,” she wrote. “your generosity. and your ability to so powerfully, vulnerably and empathically articulate your deep kindness. deeply moved. love you.”

Performed Together At 2023 CMT Music Awards

Wade and Morissette actually know each other, having performed at the 2023 CMT Music Awards with Ingrid Andress, Lainey Wilson and Madeline Edwards. The group performed Morissette’s smash hit “You Oughta Know,” from her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. After the performance a studio version of the song featuring the same five women was released as a Spotify Single on the streaming platform.

“Alanis is an iconic songwriter and badass inspiration to women everywhere,” Wade said in a statement at the time. “It’s such a special experience that I got to sing with her during this performance with Madeline, Ingrid, & Lainey. I am thrilled this moment is now going to live a new life as a Spotify Single.”

Wade recently released a performance video for “Alanis,” something she will likely do with additional songs on Psychopath, recently teasing upcoming acoustic tracks.

New Album, Psychopath

In a social media post following Psychopath’s release, Wade wrote, “The record is out. My art was released into the world and I can finally breathe.”

She noted that “the response has been so great already” and thanked fans “from the bottom of my heart.”

“I’ve stressed and honestly been a pain in the a$$ to deal with the last couple weeks,” she continued. “Thanks for the support and the love – and a big thank you to everyone who was part of this record. I’m very grateful today. Love you all.”

Morgan Wade 'Psychopath' Album Art
Morgan Wade ‘Psychopath’ Album Art

Wade concluded her post by sharing that she was “writing all this while heading into the studio #acoustic.”

The 28-year-old told Garden & Gun that she initially felt pressure to follow up her 2021 major-label debut album Reckless, which put her on the map, but ultimately decided to let the music come to her.

I put a lot of pressure on myself to hurry up and get this out. I was like, ‘I’ve gotta go find these songs,’ because I felt like I had to,’” she recalled. “[But] it doesn’t work like that for me. Sadler was just like, ‘Morgan, stop. Let’s just do this like we did Reckless. We had fun and you just wrote as time went on, and you had it.’ I’m obviously in a different place in my life since Reckless came out. Everything’s changed for me. I play music full time. I’m doing well. I’m successful. [So] I took some time off from recording. I wasn’t pushing it, and that’s when the best stuff comes for me. I’m experiencing life and feeling things, and then I was able to write.”

To purchase Morgan Wade’s new album, Psychopath, click HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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