Alanis Morissette performs on “The Today Show”

Alanis Morrissette performed her hit “Ironic” along with a new song, “Underneath,” on the Today Show this morning. Alanis’ new CD Flavors of Entanglement is out in the US on June 10 and internationally on June 2.

Alanis recently revealed to People Magazine that she’s been going through a tough time the past two years. She said she “hit rock bottom” and that she “took a break over the past two and half years.” and “was tending to [her] personal life.” She said she got through her depression with “everything from pounding pillows to sharing with intimate friends.”

Alanis was engaged to actor Ryan Reynolds, but their relationship ended last year and may have contributed to the problems she went through. Reynolds is now engaged to actress Scarlett Johansson. Alanis said that she’s dating someone, but isn’t ready to share his identity just yet.

Here are videos from Alanis’ performance on The Today Show this morning. She can definitely still bring it, and unlike a lot of other singers out now (*cough* Ashlee Simpson *cough*) she has unique vocal style and a very strong voice. I hope this album is a big hit for her.

It’s hard not to notice that Alanis has gained some weight, and is not styled very well. She’s a singer, and as long as she sings well and puts on an entertaining performance that’s all that matters. You can see the vulnerability in her and the way she seems touched by the crowd’s response to her. You want her to do well. She’s incredibly talented and is giving her best.

Alanis did a concert tour as a special guest with Matchbox Twenty and Mute Math from January to March of this year. She will headline her own tour of North America later this year.



Thanks to WENN for these photos.

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  1. lulu says:

    ha! “it’s like meeting the man of my dreams…. and meeting his beautiful husband”…
    love it!

  2. Meredith says:

    Let’s compare this with the disaster that is Fergie from the other day. Alanis is a real artist and can use her voice; she doesn’t have to act like a slut to perform!

  3. just me says:

    I’m not crazy about the color of her hair. It does nothing for her. And what is up with the clothes? I do like her as an artist.

  4. MSat says:

    I Loooove me some Alanis. And I don’t blame her for being depressed- it would take me a long time to get over losing Ryan Reynolds. I liked them together and thought they would make it. Then his career blew up and it was over. Didn’t he dump her for Jessica Biel? That had to suck.

  5. fluffyrabbit says:

    Welcome back Alanis! Love your voice!

  6. elisha says:

    Camel toe alert

  7. LiLi says:

    she looks and sounds great- i’m sure the men are loving the extra curves she’s gained
    i would eat a lot to get over ryan r. too.

  8. amanda says:

    omg she is still fan-freakin-tastic, I’m so sad I missed her concert.

  9. Apres Ski says:

    She always had a good voice. But she was never a snappy dresser or hair stylist. Sometimes you get a good singer who has no personal style and sometimes you get a bad singer who all they have is style and must lip sync.

    You can’t always get both rolled into one!!

  10. vdantev says:

    Is this the new last stop before career death now ? She reminds me of the comic book geek Blair on G4.

  11. Tweety says:

    Love her!

  12. Bellatrix says:

    She might have gained a little weight but the ways she dressed up and got her hair done didn’t help at all.
    With different trousers, a different colour scheme and some good cuts, she could have looked stunning. I’m positively sure about that!

    The only thing with Alanis is that I love her voice but feel she isn’t always using it right. Am I the only to think she is off key at times?
    I do love her songs and voice but sometimes…

  13. Jaundice Machine says:

    Love her to bits!

    Drawing on the Fergie/Alanis comparison . . .

  14. Ma says:

    I love her, have since her first album. I can’t wait until I can get her new album, one I’ll actually buy.

  15. fgh says:

    I hate her yodely voice!

  16. Mike says:

    It’s maddening that people are commenting on her clothes, hair, and weight like it’s their job to do so. Look, she looks great and sounds great, and everyone ought to be quiet about Alanis Morissette’s appearance.

  17. Cinderella says:

    Scarlett Johansson only dreams of singing this well.

  18. Ceenitall says:

    I heard somewhere that she is pregnent? Don’t know if that is true but could explain some of the weight gain.

  19. Daniee says:

    Hmmm, I thought that it was common knowledge that she left the relationship with Reynolds? I guess it’s just with the LA crowd then. Anyway, she sounds awesome and I’d be surprised if she didn’t. But, yeah, what’s up with those ill fitting pants? Other than that, she looks sexy!!

  20. Yet another interesting piece of info, keep em coming!

  21. Ben says:

    I Saw alanis when she supported on the last Matchbox Twenty Tour. She was really good, was suprised as i wouldnt have expected to see her on a tour with mb20!.