Alanis Morissette on the Cathartic Power of Music

Season 5 Episode 523
Aired on 09/21/2014 | CC tv-14
Alanis Morissette's music—particularly her breakthrough hit single, "You Oughta Know"—is seen as liberating and healing by many. Does Alanis see her music in the same way?

Sometimes, she says. "There are times, quiet little moments, apparently not so private anymore, but driving, and I'll listen to a song, and I'll just sob the whole way through it because I'll listen to it as though past self was singing to me now," she says. In the video above, Alanis explains the line she walks between catharsis and healing in her creative process.

More from this episode