Avril Lavigne is still astounding fans with her amazing hits.
The Canadian-born singer, now 37, has been in the public eye ever since she performed on stage with Shania Twain when she was only 15 years old. At the age of 16, she signed a two-album recording contract, which churned out bops like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” in 2002.
The “When You’re Gone” singer is still churning out big hits. On November 3, she posted a photo of herself covered in cake and flipping off the camera next to a shirtless Travis Barker.
“Just signed a record contract to Travis Barker’s record label DTA Records!” she wrote. “Should I drop my first single next week?”
On Friday, November 12 – the same day that Taylor Swift released “Red (Taylor’s Version)” – Lavigne dropped the music video for her new single, “Bite Me,” giving fans a first glimpse of her new sound.
Fans Have A Lot To Say About Avril Lavigne’s New Song ‘Bite Me’
Fans overwhelmingly embraced the new music, which brought back a lot of the same pop-punk vibes that Lavigne embraced when she first came on the music scene.
“Our old Avril is back!!!” one fan cheered.
“Reminds me of 2002, getting home from school and watching MTV,” another fan wrote. “Good vibes.”
Another said, “OMG I got goosebumps from the nostalgia, I like how she haven’t changed for so long neither her music did.”
“I blink a couple of times cause i thought it’s one of her songs way back then that I missed but it ain’t!” another wrote. “Glad to see her back on this kind of genre and vibe.”
“Let’s not forget about Travis who’s bringing back punkrock to our aesthetic lives,” another commented. “Thank you Travis for reminding artists that it’s okay not to go with the mainstream flow and for keeping this whole genre alive.
Avril Lavigne Is Glad Fans Are Embracing The Pop-Punk Vibe
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The “Here’s To Never Growing Up” singer spoke to Kerrang about her new single and explained the meaning behind the song “Bite Me.”
Lavigne explained that she’s been “reflecting on past stuff” and revisiting feelings connected to her past relationships. She was married to Deryck Whibley from 2006-2010 and “Nickelback” lead singer Chad Kroeger from 2013-2015.
“I feel like ‘Bite Me’ is kind of about a guy wanting a second chance but not giving him the time of day because, you know, you did before,” Lavigne explained. “It didn’t work out, and having that self-respect.”
Overall, she’s just happy that her fans have stuck with her all of these years and that she gets to see the pop-punk genre becoming mainstream again.
“I’m coming up on my 20th anniversary next year for my first album,” she explained. “So I’ve been doing this professionally for 20 years. Yeah. It’s crazy. People come up to me and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, I grew up listening to you,’ or, ‘I started music because of you.’ And it’s super-humbling and it’s really cool.”
She added, “And I’m stoked that pop-punk music, it’s coming back around right now and people are falling back in love with it. And it’s almost in a weird way, it feels bigger than ever right now.”