Morissette on marriage: Not as easy as others put it
As Morissette’s second wedding anniversary with music producer David Lamar draws near, the singer reflects on her marriage, which she described as “a learning and humbling journey.”
“We’re going two years now. It’s not as easy as some people put it. Because we’re different people,” she told reporters in a virtual interview for her upcoming back-to-back concert series with Martin Nievera in the United States.
But she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I have known David for a long time. He was already there from the beginning of my career in 2011,” said Morissette, who marks her second anniversary with David on June 30.
“More than anything, what I love about being married to him is that we’re friends, and we can joke about simple things,” she added.
It also helps that they both work in the music industry, which contributes to their respective growth as artists.
“He helps me a lot with putting out music… my songwriting and producing. We were able to accomplish a lot, even during the pandemic. We were able to come up with a music label (Underdog Music PH) to help out other music artists in ways that we can,” she said.
Starting a family, on the other hand, can wait. “We have two dogs, ‘yun muna ang kids!” she quipped.
Primarily known as one of her generation’s most skilled vocalists and powerful belters, Morissette is now determined to expand her skillset and hone her songwriting skills.
Out of her comfort zone
“One of my realizations during the pandemic was that I wanted to grow more as an artist. I’m into the journey of songwriting and producing. I’m thankful I’m surrounded by great people who help with the process because it’s not an easy adjustment for someone to step out of her comfort zone and try new things,” she pointed out.
“It took a lot of courage and shift in mindset. But I’m happy to realize that there are people who see potential in me. And that motivates me to keep moving forward on this path,” the 27-year-old artist added. “I was more of a singer and an interpreter and there’s nothing wrong with that. But I just want to have that growth.”
Meanwhile, she couldn’t be more grateful to all the veteran music artists, like Apo Hiking Society and Martin Nievera, who have cited her as one the artists who has the potential to keep OPM going.
“It’s an honor. I’m going through a transition of growth as an artist,” said Morissette, whose goal is to keep singing as long as her body permits it.
“That’s my personal goal. I now make a conscious effort about taking care of my voice because the songs given to me aren’t easy. I have taken that initiative, so I can sing for as long as I can,” she said. INQ