It was the moment everyone’s been waiting for. Alanis Morissette was about release her 4th studio album, the second that was released internationally and a follow up to the incredible ‘Jagged Little Pill’. ’’Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’ came out November 3rd, 1998, and went to No.1 on the US album chart two weeks later. Morissette was defiantly the biggest female singer in the world.
There’s no doubt: ’Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’ was very different from it’s previous. Still very intelligent and witty (as she is today), Morissette went deeper within herself. If it’s the naked video for ’Thank U’, the profound lyrics on ’Unset’ (and no one has pulled a song without a chorus like that yet), or the genuine rock and roll feel in ‘Joining You’ - It was then that Morissette was much more than a hit maker. She grew up, catering to the needs of not only the young, but also to the people that have been through a lot in their lives.
And just like that, together with Glen Ballard, she wrote and preformed the music to not only one but two generations. The critics loved it too, "Entertainment Weekly" wrote: “Morissette has used her year-plus recording hiatus and newfound star status wisely, in pursuit of a way to make a vulnerable, openhearted album in the face of intense commercial expectations”.
17 years later, ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’ really stands the test of time. And Morissette keeps growing. Play that album today, you’ll remember who she really is (if you haven’t known by now). But most importantly, you’ll feel good about yourself, you might just find answers for the hard times you are going through right now.