Only two weeks ago, MOD SUN and Avril Lavigne released their new single, “Flames.” It’s the third single from MOD SUN’s upcoming fourth album, Internet Killed The Rockstar, due out soon. The duo filmed a music video for “Flames” on January 13th, and now it’s already out for fans to enjoy.
Over gentle piano and acoustic guitar, Avril starts the song, crooning a pop melody about still burning for a loved one. After her intro chrous, MOD SUN breaks in, singing the verses with angst and power against a backdrop moody instruments. On following choruses verse, the two sing together, adding new layers and depth to the track. “Flames” is a short song, but it packs a punch and is already becoming a hit.
The new “Flames” music video starts with Avril in a dark cemetery, acoustic guitar in hand and a gravestone saying “Internet Killed The Rockstar” beside her. Meanwhile, MOD SUN avoids crowds in an urban setting, ignoring the upside-down taxi on fire behind him. Later, he sits on a couch in a decrepit, burned living room covered in ashes. Avril and MOD SUN finally appear together in a warehouse to play the chorus. Their backs to each other, Avril plays piano while MOD SUN plays drums. It’s a great video, though like the song itself, it feels far too short.
Watch the powerful music video for “Flames” below:
You can stream or buy “Flames” from all the major music providers here. It’s expected to appear on MOD SUN’s upcoming fourth album, Internet Killed The Rockstar, due very soon.
Recent Studio Time
It was only one month ago that we learned Avril Lavigne was recording music with MOD SUN and producer John Feldmann. At the end of December, Machine Gun Kelly joined our trio in the studio. The trio has continued recording music, evidently for Avril’s own upcoming album. She’s said it will be more rock than what she’s done recently, and if “Flames” is anything to go by, we can expect that to be true. It’s possible we’ll hear some of Avril’s new music later this year — fingers crossed!
More From Avril
Avril’s last album, Head Above Water, came out in February 2019. It launched the singles “Head Above Water,” “Tell Me It’s Over,” “Dumb Blonde,” and “I Fell In Love With The Devil.” Last spring, she reworked its closing song, “Warrior,” to fit the COVID-19 pandemic. Renamed “We Are Warriors,” its proceeds have gone to help those in need during this pandemic.
In October, Avril appeared on Tommee Profitt’s new Christmas album, The Birth Of A King, singing an epic cover of “What Child Is This?”
In the last several months, Avril revealed that she’s been writing a lot of new songs during self-isolation. While there’s no timeframe for when we’ll get to hear own new music, it’s great to know that she’s feeling inspired and recording new material. We’re loving “Flames,” and are excited to hear how her album will sound, too!
Beyond music, Avril has also stated that she plans to write a cookbook. Avril has talked about her love of cooking for years – at least as far back as Under My Skin in 2004 – and has been sharing Instagram stories from her kitchen lately. We’d be happy to get a new kind of creative project from Avril, and a cookbook sounds great!
More From MOD SUN
MOD SUN is getting ready to release his fourth studio album, the followup to his 2017 records Movie and BB. In addition to “Flames” with Avril, he’s released the singles “Karma” and “Bones.” Both now have music videos now, the first of which was directed by Machine Gun Kelly. MOD SUN hasn’t yet announced when Internet Killed The Rockstar will be out, but sometime in the next few months sounds likely.
Enjoy MOD SUN and Avril Lavigne’s new music video for “Flames”! Keep checking back here for all the latest music news, including updates on both their upcoming albums.
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