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“Thank U” is a song by Canadian-American recording artist and songwriter Alanis Morissette, for her fourth studio album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998). The song was written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard, who produced her previous album, Jagged Little Pill (1995). Morissette wrote the song after she came back from a trip to India.
In September of the same year, “Thank U” was released on radio and Alanis talked with MTV about the break between LPs and the first single: “Basically, I had never stopped in my whole life, hadn’t taken a long breath, and I took a year and a half off and basically learned how to do that. When I did stop and I was silent and I breathed… I was just left with an immense amount of gratitude, and inspiration, and love, and bliss, and that’s where the song came from, you know.”
Alanis Morrisette, Thank u. Album: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Released November 3, 1998