Morissette wrote this with her producer, Glen Ballard
, who was a great fit for her. Ballard's biggest success to this point was producing and co-writing the first Wilson Phillips album, which contained three #1 hits. Morissette sounds nothing like Wilson Phillips, but both artists were very young and looking for an experienced producer who would value their contributions. During their sessions, Ballard and Morissette would often talk for a few hours before starting to craft a song, which they typically finished late at night in his Los Angeles studio. Working this way, they recorded 20 songs in 20 days, with 12 of them forming Jagged Little Pill
Creating the album was only part of the battle: Alanis didn't have a record deal, so they were shopping it while they were recording it. They got lots of rejections before landing it with Maverick Records, Madonna's label.