AP: Tell me about the process of recording this album. The structure of going in the studio every day was very helpful for me.
Morissette: In the middle of my breakup, I went to London for 12 days, wrote 12 songs. Then I came back to LA and wrote 12 more songs with a gentleman named Guy Sigsworth, whom I adore. Versus my having written in the past retrospectively. AP: It seems like half the album is looking back at your relationship with Ryan and half is these moving-forward songs. Morissette: One of the main themes of this record is this recovery, rising up from the ashes so to speak.
I started to see the nature of it, and I started to see in my case anyway a lot of it was inaccurate.
So once it came out, many believed that the funny and adorable actor that we knew as Uncle Joey was the man behind the song.In person, Morissette laughs easily at the creative rush that came as things fell apart with Reynolds, who is now engaged to Scarlett Johansson.She had us laughing when, seemingly out of the blue, she put a tongue-in-cheek cover of Fergie’s “My Humps” up on You Tube in April 2007. Morissette sat down with The Associated Press to talk about writing as therapy, Fergie’s lyrical gems and Reynolds."Here's what I've learned so far."First of all, DO know your chemistry.You want to have a general sense of what you're looking for. Sniffing someone else's pheromones can keep you from flying off into infatuation land.