May 29, 2010 1:43am CST
It has been over two years since Avril Lavigne released the smash album The Best Damn Thing, but the wait for new material may not last much longer. In recent interviews with Billboard and Entertainment Weekly, Lavigne confirmed that a new, as yet untitled, album will be due in stores 2010 .. ! Avril Lavigne says the music on the new album is a shift from the frenetic energy of The Best Damn Thing. Instead, the songs are much more focused on the kind of emotions that so impressed young fans, particularly female, on her first two albums. Many of the tracks are mainly acoustic with Avril Lavigne's vocals. She says the sound is "a lot different from anything I've done before."