The album was produced by Glen Ballard, who often collaborated with emerging artists - he worked with Wilson Phillips and Alanis Morissette early in their careers. Lennox, though, was full-formed when they started working together. "My approach was to sit back and listen," he told Songfacts
. "I was just trying to make sure she was happy every step of the way because she's strong-willed, so smart, so musically gifted, and it was really just stand back and let Annie do her thing."