The Jagged Little Pill
album was Morissette's first released outside of Canada, where she had put out two albums as a teen-pop singer. She was just 19 when she came to Los Angeles and started working on the album with producer Glen Ballard
, who co-wrote all the tracks. Their partnership was extremely productive - they got did 20 sessions and recorded a full on in every one, 12 of which made the album. For Alanis, working with Ballard was a fresh start with someone who valued her input and encouraged her express herself creatively, something she couldn't find in Canada.