Way back in 2014, Avril Lavigne was already writing new songs, and revealed they were “less pop” than her last few albums have been. Now Avril is finishing up in the studio, and has once again announced her “rock” intentions. As she declared in her new Instagram post, “Time to make ROCK music.” Will we be hearing a return to the rock influences of songs like “Losing Grip” and “Take Me Away”? Or will Avril’s 2017 rock songs take us in a whole new direction?
Just last weekend, fans got to hear a new song called “Wings Clipped,” released by Grey and featuring Avril and Anthony Green. It may fit into the EDM sphere, but it has some definite rock elements, too. Will Avril’s new music sound anything like that?
Earlier this month, Avril was still writing new songs:
Based on all the studio updates Avril has shared recently, it looks like Avril is close to finishing the album. She recorded vocals in August, most likely on songs that are otherwise finished now. Vocals are the last part to be recorded, and those tracks may be mixed and mastered by now. However, she also has at least four new songs in the works as of late August. Zane Carney and Kenny Aronoff recorded guitars and drums, and the tracks would still need her vocals and possibly other arrangements.
Avril shared a note promising new music “before you know it,” but it didn’t specify if it will be out this year. Despite Avril’s promise of a new album in 2017, a 2018 release may be more likely. Either way, Avril’s fans have been patient and understanding, and she promises to release her best music yet. Already, two new songs Avril wrote with Lauren Christy of the Matrix have been registered. Listen for “It Was In Me” and “Lucky One’s” on her upcoming album.
As Avril told Billboard in her BMG announcement last March, she’s been pushing herself as a songwriter. She has at least one song in mind that may be the lead single. It tackles her battle with Lyme disease that has kept her out of the spotlight the last few years.
Avril’s last album, Avril Lavigne, came out nearly four years ago in November 2013. It was an eclectic mix, giving us masterpieces like “Give You What You Like” as well as unexpected (and polarizing) tracks like “Hello Kitty.”
Since then, Avril stepped out of the spotlight as she battled Lyme disease. She recorded a few new songs with other artists, including tracks with Nick Carter and Japanese band ONE OK ROCK. Our newest song from Avril is “Wings Clipped,” a collaboration with Grey and Anthony Green. It just came out last weekend.
Now that new songs are being registered, it won’t be too long before we get to hear some new solo music. We’re excited to hear the new rock sound! Catch up on all we know about the new record so far. Keep checking back here for more on Avril’s new music.