2013 really is the year of the comebacks. With the list ever growing as we hit the fourth month into the year, more and more artists seem to be recovering from musical breaks with new releases. Latest on the board is Canadian pop/rock princess Avril Lavigne.
Signed by music legend LA Reid, Avril released her debut album Let Go in 2002, which reached number 1 in the UK, Canada and Australia. At 17 years old, this made Avril the youngest female to ever have a number 1 album in the UK. Let Go was filled with a mass of top hits, including debut Complicated, follow up Sk8er Boi, and my personal all time favourite song, I’m With You.
With another 3 albums since then, 6 number 1 singles, a soundtrack single for Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, a marriage to Sum 41’s front man Deryck Whibley, a clothing line, a range of perfumes, and even cameos in movies including a voiced character in Over The Hedge, Lavigne is now signed to Epic Records and her 5th studio album is set for release this year.
The new single, Here’s To Never Growing Up (above) is a great taster to the old Avril within new material. Later releases like Girlfriend and Hot showed a less rock and more pop side to Avril Lavigne, something not everyone warmed to. However, the first single from upcoming album, co-written with fiancé Chad Kroeger, is Complicated meets Rockstar, and it is bloody brilliant!
Avril premiered her single on Ryan Seacrest yesterday, where she then blissfully spoke about planning her wedding to the Nickelback star.
With an overall 30 million albums sold worldwide and 8 Grammy nominations, Avril certainly knows what she’s doing!
Here’s To Never Growing Up is available on iTunes now.