Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Fame Amplified Depression
It was the album that every '90s teen suffering a breakup reached for first before grabbing something breakable to smash or destroy in angst. Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" was the stuff heartbroken teenage dreams were made of, but for Morissette, writing music was more nightmare than dream.
The now 41-year-old musician spoke to Jonas Elrod for an episode of "In Deep Shift With Jonas Elrod" about how much creating the album affected her, and not in a good way. In the pre-released clip (above), Morissette talked about how writing the album, performing her music and becoming famous did not help her obviously tumultuous relationships or healing.
"I was still left with anxiety and depression and humanity and yearning and fear and disconnection, and my relationships were still in slight shambles, and I realized that not much had changed," she said. "If it had changed, it really just amplified what was already there. So if there were insecurities, it just blasted them out of the water."
Elrod noted the impact of "Jagged Little Pill" on Alanis' fans in contrast to its negative impact on the artist.
"Your music has been healing for a lot of people, but you, yourself, don't feel like making music or creating is healing," he said.
You can catch Alanis' episode of "In Deep Shift With Jonas Elrod" on the OWN Network on March 29 at noon.