Avril Lavigne finished recording her new album, and it looks like we’ll be getting it really soon. Yesterday, Avril shot the cover for her long-awaited upcoming new album! Photographer David Needleman helmed the cover photo shoot with Avril, which took place in the evening. Avril revealed that the album cover will show her in the water. Will that symbolize a kind of rebirth? We’ll find out soon enough!
Last Friday, Avril revealed she’d be shooting the cover in the coming week:
Last night, Avril joined photographer David Needleman to shoot the cover for her upcoming album. Luckily, Avril shared updates with her fans throughout the evening. Avril revealed that the album cover will feature her in the water – a first for her! It’s unclear whether she’ll be fully submerged in the water, but either way, it will surely be gorgeous. Avril also showed off her new makeup and hairstyle (courtesy of Gabriel Panduro and Lauren Bates, respectively). See all the behind-the-scenes photos and videos below:
The Long Road to Album #6
Avril’s sixth studio album has been a long labor of love. After releasing her self-titled fifth record in late 2013, she came down with Lyme disease the following spring, announcing it in 2015. Overcoming the illness inspired her new music. Though she officially began recording it in spring 2017, Avril began writing and demoing three years ago. And despite multiple predictions of finishing – first last November, then this February – it had looked like Avril finally wrapped the recording process in May. Though a recent post with songwriter Bonnie McKee does pose some doubts about whether the album is actually finished.
Avril has described her upcoming album as being more rock this time around, and worked on a few songs with Travis Clark of We The Kings. 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.”
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 winter holidays, she released a cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Jonny Blu last November. 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 later out this year 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. We’ll surely see the album cover within the next couple of months!
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