Alanis Morissette sings Hand In My Pocket' on 'Fallon'
The celebration for the 20th anniversary of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill continued Tuesday when Morissette performed the classic song “Hand In My Pocket” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (She also performed a clucking version of “Ironic” with Fallon and Meghan Trainor, but that’s for another time…)
Sitting behind a mic and accompanied by just an acoustic guitar and a harmonica, Morissette launched into a stripped-down version of the 1995 song.
Earlier this year, Morissette spoke to EW about making the album and said that “Hand In My Pocket” was one of the first songs they shopped around as part of the collection. “‘Hand In My Pocket’ is directly the demo,” she said. “I had not played the harmonica before that. I had not played almost anything, and Glen would just hand things to me to try. I loosely say I play the harmonica. I blow into it, and have rhythm.”
Head to EW’s oral history of Jagged Little Pill for more.