Two weeks ago, Avril Lavigne described her upcoming sixth studio album as being intimate, dramatic, and raw. At the time, she was still recording and had just begun the mixing process. Now, mixing is fully under way, and “all the pieces are finally coming together.” By Avril’s own estimations, the album should be wrapped by the end of this month!
Avril previously mentioned that this album will be more rock this time around. She’s also returning to her roots in some ways. As proof, she co-wrote two songs with Lauren Christy, the songwriter behind “I’m With You” and “Complicated.” Avril has also worked with producer J.R. Rotem. Some songs fans may hear on album #6 include “Lucky Ones,” “It Was In Me,” “Warrior,” and “Crush.”
I’m so fucking pumped. Waking up so excited. February is a great month. I’ve started mixing my album and all of the pieces are finally coming together. These songs are so close to my heart. Wish me luck while I throw every last drop of me into these final stages. Time is power. And I needed this time. To live. To write. To go through my ups and downs. And while I am eager to get this done ha I’ve finally learned to enjoy the journey, the ride, the present time. 🖤
In non-album news, Avril has kept busy in the last couple of years. She recorded a few new songs with other artists, including tracks with Japanese band ONE OK ROCK and new production duo Grey. In time for the holidays, she released a cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Jonny Blu. Avril also returned to her acting ambitions, voicing Snow White in the upcoming animated film, Charming. For the movie, Avril also joined Ashley Tisdale and G.E.M. to sing “Trophy Boy,” written by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump.
Avril’s “next level” album will come out in 2018 via BMG Records. Catch up on all we know about the new record so far, and keep checking back here for more on Avril’s new music. With any luck, we may be hearing new music this spring!