An Emotion Away

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"An Emotion Away"
An Emotion Away single cover.jpg
Promotional material
Single by Alanis Morissette
from the album Now Is the Time
Released November 25 1992
Format Cassette single, CD single, 5" CD promo single
Recorded Distortion Studios, Ottawa
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:14
Label MCA
Writer(s) Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe, Serge Côté
Producer(s) Leslie Howe
Alanis Morissette singles chronology
"An Emotion Away"
"No Apologies"

"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.[1] 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.

The song, along with "Too Hot" and "Feel Your Love" (from Morissette's 1991 debut album Alanis), was used on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Just One of the Girls, in which Morissette appeared.

Music video[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Alanis Morissette - Biography". The Canadian Pop Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 21, 2006.


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