Under My Skin is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne that was released through the RCA Records Label internationally throughout May 2004.Lavigne wrote most of the album with singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, who invited her to a Malibu in-house recording studio shared by Kreviazuk and her husband Raine Maida, where Lavigne recorded many of the songs. Billboard 200 albums chart and according to Billboard magazine, was ranked number 149 on the list of top-selling albums of the 2000s.On her website, Lavigne states that she had learned a lot since her first record, Let Go: "I was involved in every aspect of making this record. I knew how I wanted the drums, the guitar tones, and the structures to be.I understand the whole process so much better this time because I've been through it. David Browne of Entertainment Weekly suggested that in the album, "Lavigne has become even more, well, complicated", noting she "sounds more burdened".I look forward to this next step in my life and career and hope you will all come along for the ride. See you soon, Evan.”September 10, 2004 – Avril stopped by the KIIS FM studios in Los Angeles to talk with Jo Jo Wright and asked if she was a stay at home kinda chick.
Kreviazuk, whose husband Raine Maida's band Our Lady Peace opened for Lavigne's concert in Europe, introduced herself at an after-party for the SARS benefit concerts held in Toronto in June 2003.Browne adds, "As contrived as the results can be, there's no denying the level of craft at work." Kelefa Sanneh of Rolling Stone praised Lavigne's vocals, "blankness is what makes her best songs so irresistible.Whether it's a fit of faux punk or a maudlin ballad, she sings it all absolutely straight".Kreviazuk suggested Maida produce songs for the album, an ability Lavigne did not know.Maida produced five songs, including "Fall to Pieces", which he co-wrote with Lavigne.