Listen up, because this is the good advice that you’re just going to wanna take. And there won’t be anything “Ironic” about it. (Okay, so maybe there will be a little irony.)
Canadian alt rock queen Alanis Morissette is making yet another comeback, and this time we’re not going to want to take it with a Jagged Little Pill. In addition to singing, songwriting, yoga and acting, the busy bee is now adding advice columnist to her extensive resume, thanks to a new gig at Guardian Weekend.
She’ll put pen to paper for the first time in the Jan. 16 edition of the magazine, where she will inevitably dole out sage sayings about how any dumper “Oughta Know” better and when it’s okay to fall “Head Over Feet.” We’re also betting she’ll give a big “Thank U” to fans who will inevitably be reading with a “Hand in My Pocket.”
Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.
In all seriousness this is actually an extension of sorts for the 42-year-old, who has been pretty busy as of late recording podcasts and writing blog posts on her website about relationships and well-being. It seems like a natural shift for her to lend her perspective to others who have potentially grown up using her songs as therapy. Plus there’s just something so poetic about the way she looks at the world, is there not?
Morissette’s new gig means that the former advice columnist, Pretty in Pink‘s Molly Ringwald, is stepping down from the job.
“I’m definitely a therapy girl. I think that’s quite obvious,” Morissette told The Guardian ahead of her first column. “I don’t want to say everyone should [have therapy], but do I think everyone might benefit from it? Yes. But I’m aware that a lot of people have great resistance to it.”
You’ll find no resistance here, Alanis.
Now please, tell us 21 things we want in a lover.