"An Emotion Away" is a pop-dance song co-written by Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe and Serge Côté, and produced by Howe for Morissette's second album Now Is the Time (1992). Its protagonist tells someone who "completely took [her] heart by surprise" that "love is just an emotion away". It was released as the album's first single in 1992 (see 1992 in music) and reached number twenty-four on the Canadian singles chart. "An Emotion Away" was the most successful single from Now Is the Time, which sold moderately. Leslie Howe engineered and mixed the song. The B-side on the cassette single was "When We Meet Again", another track from Now Is the Time.
A music video was produced to promote the single, and was filmed in Rome, Italy. Canadian actor Evan Sabba appeared in it. The video begins with Alanis watching a black-and-white 1920's mock drama and crime film, with Alanis portraying a character herself in it. Alanis then flicks the channel, and appears on the television - ecstatic, dancing dressed in a suit and hat, jumping and dancing around, and singing the song. Several times in the video, we see the Alanis 'outside' readjusting her position on the seat, or providing amused facial expressions. A 'commercial' is also embedded into the television, advertising a perfume - also featuring Alanis.