Goodbye Lullaby - Lavigne's first LP since 2007's The Best Damn Thing - is released next month but was completed in 2009.
"My record company were being a typical record company and trying to give me their version of how [the album] should be," Lavigne told Digital Spy. "[They were] trying to get me to go in a different direction. I had to fight with them over and over. I was like, 'No, this is a really special record to me and this is what I'm doing'."
The singer added that her label, RCA, had tried to convince her to adopt a more "urban and dance" sound. "That's not what my vision was for this album," she explained. "I was signed by L.A. Reid on Arista Records when I was 16. He understood me and believed in me. Arista folded and I got put on RCA or whatever, then there were new people there, and every six months it changes and more new people come in. It's funny when someone new comes in and they've got an opinion too."
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