She's going back to her roots.
"I challenged myself as a songwriter and I wanted to write about topics I hadn't hit on before," Lavigne tells Billboard. "There's the love topic, but a lot of these songs are about life. I've experienced a lot over the past few years, and some of the songs just came to me. Concepts and lyrics were flowing and I would have to grab my phone to sing into voice memo and write out my lyrics."
She adds: "I'm working on the final few tracks. BMG and I are now choosing the right producer for this project."
The 32-year-old says she's listening to a lot of Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes because they are "artists that showcase their vocals and songwriting skills," as well as "a lot of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and jazz."
"[I'm] going back to my roots a little bit... I got my start in church and at country fairs when I was a young child, and I think those earlier influences are definitely coming out now."