We all know Avril Lavigne has a new album ready for us, and she’s been teasing studio updates and lyric previews for months now. So when will we actually get to hear the new music? We missed out in spring, and summer is rapidly disappearing, but it now looks like autumn will be our lucky season! Avril just told Yungblud on BBC Radio 1 that she is “finally releasing new music” in September or October.
In the short interview clip, Yungblud asks Avril about her summer and recent return to skateboarding. She then shares what fans have been waiting for: “Probably in like a month or two, I’m finally releasing new music!”
Yungblud, lucky man that he is, has already gotten to hear most of the new record, and he promises that it is “absolutely incredible.” He also said fans are in for some “big surprises,” so of course now we’re even more excited than before.
Watch the short interview clip below:
Recent Studio Time & “Flames”
Last December we learned Avril Lavigne was recording music with MOD SUN and producer John Feldmann. At the end of December, Machine Gun Kelly joined the “jam fam” in the studio. Travis Barker has also been involved. The trio continued recording music for Avril’s own upcoming album at least through the winter.
Our first taste of the new music came in early January when MOD SUN shared “Flames,” featuring Avril. The music video arrived a few weeks after that, and his full album, Internet Killed The Rockstar, came out in February. In April, the pair offered an updated, acoustic rendition of “Flames.” It’s a great song in any format, and we can’t wait to hear more where that came from.
Late in January, we learned about 17 new song titles Avril has been working on in the studio. Will these all make it onto her new album? Which ones will be released as singles? Check out the list below and guess away:
- Deja Vu
- Love Sux
- Me, Myself, & I
- Californyeah! (ft. MOD SUN)
- Burn Out
- Kiss Me Just Like The World Is Ending
- Pity Party
- Eternally [note: in Christmas Eve photo, this track shows the word “Happy,” though it’s unclear if that was the full title then]
- Dancing With A Hurricane
- Bite Me (ft. Marshmello)
- Too Free To Live [?]
- Boys Lie (ft. Machine Gun Kelly)
- Take My Breath
- Dare To…. [final words unintelligible]
Finally, back in February, Avril confirmed that her new album is already done! She suggested that the album, or at least a single, will come out this summer. There’s been no (solo) music from her yet, but has teased several songs. First she announced a song called “Cannonball,” then she confirmed “Love Sux,” a title that we’d previously seen on a list of songs she’s recorded. Then in June, she teased a song that may be called “Liar,” or may come from the song “Boys Lie,” featuring Machine Gun Kelly as a guest artist. In July, Avril teased another line from a song, and also indicated that she’s back in the studio, doing “neverending” writing.
Last week, Avril shared another line: “I ignore all the warning signs…. Fall for you every time…” – what song could that be?
“G R O W” & More From Avril
Luckily, we do have a new song featuring Avril! Willow Smith just put out her album, lately I feel EVERYTHING. One of the album’s standout tracks is “G R O W,” performed with Avril Lavigne and featuring Travis Barker on drums. A music video has already been filmed, so expect it to get the full single treatment soon.
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.” One year ago, 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.
Last October, Avril appeared on Tommee Profitt’s Christmas album, The Birth Of A King, singing an epic cover of “What Child Is This?”
During the first part of the pandemic, Avril revealed that she’d been writing a lot of new songs while in self-isolation. We are still pleasantly surprised that this musical inspiration has turned into a full, completed album so quickly. We love “Flames” and “G R O W,” and are excited to hear how Avril’s own new songs 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!
Are you excited that Avril is finally releasing some new music this fall? Will September or October be the winning month? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
These next couple of months should be exciting, and with any luck, more news about Avril’s new album and forthcoming single should be imminent. Keep up on all we know about Avril’s seventh album here, and keep checking back here for all the latest Avril Lavigne music news.
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