Avril Lavigne is preparing to drop her new album, Love Sux, which comes after her 2019 album “Head Above Water.” While her last album was more about her emotional expression, the artist has gone back to her roots on this one.
Her music is as sharp and forthright as it was twenty years ago, when she released her debut album, Let Go. The song is called Love Sux, and it’s the title tune of Lavigne’s seventh album, which she wrote following a breakup with fellow singer Pete Jonas.
At the age of 17, becoming a global celebrity might be hazardous to one’s mental health, but Lavigne claims that fame has mostly passed her by. She does agree, though, that being a solo artist is a lonely experience.
In a weird way, it didn’t really hit me – and it almost still hasn’t. I feel like I’m grounded and I’m normal. I cook, I go grocery shopping, I do normal things – and then I have my career. I kind of separate it. There’s these crazy achievements that have happened, but I don’t think about them.
The singer, who is now 37 years old, was previously married to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley. Despite the breakups, they are still friends, and she emphasizes that her more vengeful lyrics are written with a healthy dose of humor.
However, Lavigne’s intention for an album of break-up songs was derailed when she fell for her co-producer, punk artist Mod Sun, in a twist of irony that fellow Canuck Alanis Morissette would be proud of.
She tried to fight it, but the connection was apparent. The album’s most emotional tune came from navigating those feelings while writing about the end of another relationship.
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