Avril Lavigne Speaks About Fifth Album
On Avril Lavigne’s last release, Goodbye Lullabye, a darker sound reflected the time in her life. Sales wise, the release performed less than stellar compared to past albums, and now with a fifth album in the works, Lavigne is returning to the upbeat, punk-influenced pop sounds that originally got her attention.
Lavigne spoke recently with Billboard to promote leading single “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” which came out on April 8. While not titled as of yet, the release is scheduled for the summer.
During the interview, Lavigne pointed out to the eclectic feels of the release. She explained: "The record's really diverse. We've got these pop-rock tunes, and then these piano ballads with orchestras. I have a heavier song that Marilyn Manson's on called 'Bad Girl,' and then I've got a song called 'Hello Kitty' that sounds like nothing I've done before. 'Here's To Never Growing Up' is one of the rock tunes on it, but it's all over the place."
Yet, this release doesn’t do a full 180 from Goodbye Lullabye. While described as more upbeat overall, it retains a similar variety of tracks. Lavigne went onto say: "Basically, this album I wanted to still have those types of songs -- emotional, heartfelt ballads, but I also wanted to make this record a little more upbeat and feel-good. And that's also the place that I'm in in my life."
What’s also notable about the album is, the release is Lavigne’s first on Epic Records. All four of her previous albums were released through RCA Records.
If you haven’t heard “Here’s to Never Growing Up,” listen to the song below:
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