Lavigne was always playing this song for her friends, even before she had a record deal. She told AOL Music she played it to ex-husband and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley the day she met him, when she was 17 and "Complicated
" was just coming out. Lavigne recalled: "We were in Vancouver with his band, all hanging out, and I played him that song and then like eight years later he produced it. He remembered it and was like, 'Let's record this song.' So we did."