The fact that Avril Lavigne’s been relentlessly slaying the charts for more than a decade now indicates just one thing. I need to stock up on anti-wrinkle creams!
Seriously y’all – it seemed like it was yesterday that she arrived on the charts with her kohl-smudged eyes with ‘Complicated‘, her mega smash of a début single which solidified her status as the princess of punk-rock/pop, while her 2002 début album ‘Let Go‘ went on to sell a cool 18 million units worldwide.
Coincidentally, Lavigne’s new single ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up‘ previewing her 5th studio album retains the same sound and nostalgia of ‘Complicated‘ – from chiming guitars to the bratty vocals – it’s all there. And that, is not necessarily a bad thing at all.
While Lavigne’s contemporaries (as well as ALL the new-age divas out there save for Adele) including Pink, Kelly Clarkson etc are experimenting with dance-pop, Lavigne’s sound has, well, not grown up (reference!).
The cleverly crafted ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up‘ is all about keeping it crazy and celebratory. Guitar riffs, addictive hooks and a euphoric chorus are the mainstay of the upbeat song – pretty much like some of her biggest hits including ‘What The Hell‘, ‘Sk8er Boi‘ and ‘Girlfriend‘.
I’m totally feeling the song – it’s pure Avril! And lets just hope that she never grows up. EVER.
Check out Avril Lavigne’s brand new single ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up‘ right here :