Alanis Morissette’s playlist
Alanis Morissette shocked the world with her electrifying major label debut, Jagged Little Pill.
In 1995, this level of female angst and razor sharp confessional songwriting was unheard of in mainstream music.
Today, Jagged Little Pill still remains one of the most successful and influential albums of all time, selling 33 million copies worldwide.
“When the record was personalized in the way that it was by people, I felt less alone in the world,” Alanis says.
“All these issues that I’m grappling with, these thoughts in my head are universal. That’s comforting and also horrifying because this pain that I’m feeling is something everybody is feeling.”
It’s no secret that Alanis is greatly inspired by life’s displeasures, particularly her disastrous relationships with men. Again, Jagged Little Pill sold 33 million copies around the world, so it is global knowledge.
What Alanis hasn’t made completely obvious is how her creativity is also fueled by fellow musicians.
“I’m a sucker for autobiographical storytelling. The singer-songwriter kind,” Alanis says.
“I’m a sucker for someone just laying their heart and soul bare in their own unique and inimitable way. I get really excited when I hear [their] songs.”