"A lot of the songs are mainly the acoustic and my vocal," Lavigne told Billboard.com. "It's a lot different from anything I've done before. It's not a pop-rock record. This is more about emotion and feeling."
Though the album still doesn't have a title, it does have a producer:
"I'm kind of just keeping it in the family with all of my close friends," she said. "I didn't work with a ton of people this time."
At least one of the songs from the album is already making the rounds, albeit in truncated form: "Black Star" scores the just-released ad for Lavigne's fragrance of the same name. She's also celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of her clothing line, Abbey Dawn.
To match the quieter, stripped-down tone of the album, Lavigne plans on going on a theater tour in support of it. "I feel it will really suit this record," she said.