Alanis Morissette Reveals What Inspires Her Music!

Alanis Morissette Reveals What Inspires Her Music!
August 26, 2020 - 19:51 / Amanda Stanford

Alanis Morissette is starting her own radio show, and reveals what inspires her to make music! The '90s icon is opening up about her creative process and talks about sharing her music with her husband.

The feminist anthem-writing '90s icon Alanis Morissette is starting her own radio show! The musician is getting real about her creative process and reveals how she goes about sharing music with her hubby.

The Canadian icon launched her radio show, simply titled Alanis Radio, on Apple Music Hits, and is gearing up for success!

Alanis talks music inspiration on new radio show

In the first episode of Alanis Morissette's radio show, the "Ironic" singer is opening up about her creative process and what inspires her to write more lyrics.

The singer also opened up on the first episode about her career and life on the road with fellow musician Tori Amos in the 90s.

Alanis Morissette performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honouring Bob Dylan.

"I had the privilege of going on tour with Tori," she said. "A five-and-a-half-week tour in 1999. It was a really sweet journey point for me to be touring with someone who had such a big influence on my feeling liberated to stream-of-consciousness-write basically, and just write what was going on."

Morissette also revealed that along with Amos, Kate Bush provided her with a lot of musical influence.

"She was 19 when this came out in 1978, she’s English [with a] song called "Wuthering Heights" and she became the first female to achieve a UK No. 1 with a self-written song," she praised the singer.

"Kate Bush was so gorgeous to me. Her voice was so beautiful to the point where I really believed that if I could sing along with her and hit the same notes as her, that I had a tiny chance to be able to be a legit singer at some point," she continued.

Morissette also went on to talk about her husband and his writing skills, joking, "This next song is a song by my darling, gorgeous, sexy husband. He’s sitting right next to me, but I would say that about you, whether you were here or not, honey."

"It’s one of my favourite songs of Souleye’s, partly because it’s a song I adore, but it’s also a song that I was first introduced to when I met him," she said.

"I met Souleye, was very intrigued by him, to say the least," she added. "And then someone came up to me and said, 'Hey, have you heard his music?' And I said, 'No, I haven’t.' And she said, she gave me this look, and she goes, 'Oh, you’re f--d.' And as things went, I was very taken."

You can listen to the full show on Apple Music Hits.