Singer Alanis Morissette says she’s naturally optimistic — but battled hard times over the last few years when she hit “rock bottom,” reports.

“I took a break over the past two and a half years. I was tending to my personal life,” says Morissette, who called off her engagement to longtime boyfriend, actor Ryan Reynolds, in 2007.

During that time, she says she hit “rock bottom” due to “a personal unravelling of significant relationships in my life.” (Morissette did not comment about Reynolds’ recent engagement to actress Scarlett Johansson.)

But Morissette, 33, worked through the low period by writing songs for her upcoming album, Flavors Of Entanglement, due June 10, and discovering more outlets for her emotions. She says “everything from pounding pillows to sharing with intimate friends,” helped her through the hard times.

“The record chronicles the rock bottom finally being hit.”

Still, she’s hopeful about true love, she says.

“Oh yeah. My nature is always hope filled. It’s more about values matching now. That’s the foundation.”

Though she admits she is, “dating someone,” she says she’d rather not reveal who it is — yet. What Morissette did reveal is she’s planning to tour North America this fall.