Avril Lavigne’s debut album Let Go was released in June of 2002, which means in 2022, Avril has officially been impacting rock/grunge scene for 20 years. Now this month, February 25th, Avril is releasing her brand new album, Love Sux. Fans can expect the fun and excitement of her iconic rock sounds, mixed with stories of the ups and downs of her experience in love.
FAULT Magazine caught up with Avril and talks self-reliance, making a fully alt-rock album, 20 years in the music industry and inspiring a new generation of artists and fans. Check it out below:
On her upcoming album, coming 25th February:
“This album is more of a rock alternative album and the first time I’ve made a record that’s rock all the way through.”
On title track ‘Love Sux’:
“Each track speaks to a very different side of me and with ‘Love Sux’, it’s all about love gone wrong but delivered in a sassy, fun and light-hearted way. I made it for myself but I also wanted it to be empowering to the listeners when they’re experiencing it.”
“Yes, love is hard and relationships are not easy. It’s not easy for anybody and I’ve now lived long enough to realize that I need to prioritize myself and take care of myself. I went through a phase where I was like “I’m gonna be independent and have time on my own for a minute”…And it really didn’t last that long! But when I started the album, I was definitely in the mindset of “if I’m going to rely on anyone in this world, it’s going to be me.”
On the 20-year journey of ‘Avril Lavigne’:
“I look at all my albums like a journey into my story over the last 20 years. I’ve been writing music from when I was a teen, to a young adult and this one is my story today as a woman.”
On inspiring a new generation:
“It’s crazy to see my music still resonating with people from a new generation it’s inspiring and it keeps me motivated. I still feel the need to do everything as great as I can and take everything I do seriously. It’s just such a unique experience that I get to go through and it’s great when new artists come up to me and say they love my older work.”
On her Libra tendencies!:
“I change my mind a lot. I think that has something to do with being a Libra. Everyone that works with me makes fun of me because of it but on the other hand, it keeps everyone on their toes…I’m very exciting.”
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Love Sux will be released 25th February via Travis Barker’s DTA Records.
Pre-order it here: https://avrillavigne.lnk.to/lovesux