Pop-rock princess Avril Lavigne has revealed some details about her new album, which is currently in the works. She told Entertainment Weekly that nine tracks have been recorded so far, from which all but one are collaborations with her husband and Sum 41 member, Deryck Whibley. She is going in different directions for this one, as the singer promises that this will be a softer collection, focused more on singing than on rocking. She really enjoys the more peaceful moments in her shows, when it’s just her and a guitar/piano situation, like in this performance of Innocence and the new stuff seems to offer plenty of such moments. The album will feature several songs which she wrote in her (even) younger years, like 15, 17 or 20, but which were overruled by her past collaborators. It seems now she has enough confidence to reduce the number of writing partners and put even more of herself in the music. The two tracks she played for the EW reporters, Everybody Hurts and Darlin, apparently confirm the new directions and a definite departure from the Fergieness of The Best Damn Thing, so, hopefully, there will no more “Give me an A, give me a V…” nonsense. The album, untitled at the moment, is set for a late fall release, so maybe a single is not too far away.