Earlier this month, Avril Lavigne announced that she’s begun mixing her upcoming sixth album. According to Avril, the new music is “next level,” and it should only be a few months now until we get to hear some of it. However, although Avril is in the mixing stage, it looks like she’s also still recording. She shared new studio sneak peeks of Zane Carney laying down guitar parts, Stephan Moccio tracking piano, and herself recording vocals.
Update March 7th: Avril shared two more studio pictures between March 5th and March 7th. However, these shots are not new, as producer and pianist Stephan Moccio previously shared the first one on February 8th.
Although Avril just shared those images with Stephan Moccio, it is clear they were taken in early February. Avril previously predicted the album would be done by the end of February; we’ll see if that ends up being true.
Avril has described this album as being more rock this time around. 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 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. With any luck, we may be hearing new music this spring!