Avril Lavigne Speaks on Her Untitled Fifth Album
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.10.2013
Featuring a collaboration with Marilyn Manson...
Billboard spoke with Avril Lavigne about her new album. The new fifth full-length from Lavigne will include pop-rock tunes, piano ballads, and a Marilyn Manson collaboration. Below are some highlights:
Lavigne on her new album: "The record's really diverse. We've got these pop-rock tunes, and then these piano ballads with orchestras. I have a heavier song that Marilyn Manson's on called 'Bad Girl,' and then I've got a song called 'Hello Kitty' that sounds like nothing I've done before. 'Here's To Never Growing Up' is one of the rock tunes on it, but it's all over the place."
Lavigne on her previous album: "It was a different time in my life, and there wasn't as much upbeat pop stuff. Basically, this album I wanted to still have those types of songs -- emotional, heartfelt ballads, but I also wanted to make this record a little more upbeat and feel-good. And that's also the place that I'm in in my life."
Lavigne on working with her fiance Chad Kroeger on the album: "He came into the studio and I played him a bunch of tracks, and when 'Here's To Never Growing Up' came on, he stood up and was applauding. I wanted it to be the single, and I didn't say anything to him -- I just played him all the music, and he was excited about this one. I wanted to write something that was a feel-good song, a summer song."