Avril Lavigne’s album is officially just around the corner! After finishing recording this spring (and maybe working with Bonnie McKee after that?), Avril shot her album cover one month ago. She promised “singles this fall,” and now it looks like September will be the big month! A few days ago, Avril teased “exciting things coming…” – but she coyly left out any more specific details.
Today, Avril gave us some more concrete info, and it sure is exciting. Next week Avril will record the music video for her first single, meaning it’s coming out very soon! In fact, we’ll be hearing new music in September!
We’ll surely get some more music video info next week. The single (or multiple singles?) will come out in just a matter of weeks. The look Avril chose for her two new photos is surprisingly colorful and fun. Will her new single have an upbeat vibe? Or will we hear a more emotional song like she mentioned last November? We’ll know soon enough.
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 out 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. In just a few weeks, we’ll finally have new music to enjoy!
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